[Benefit] We are All Shepherds

`Abdullah bin `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Everyone of you is a shepherd and everyone is responsible for his flock” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Hafdith Ibn Hajr (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “Other Scholars [aside from at-Tiybi] said that the individual who does not have a wife nor servant nor child enters into the generality of this Hadith. It is correct that he [is considered] a shepherd over his limbs, such that he performs the obligations and stays away from the prohibitions, in speech, action, and beliefs. His limbs, strength, and faculties/senses are his flock” [Fathul Bari (13/121)]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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