Hadith About Believers
The believers are like a single man; if his eye is affected he is affected if his head is affected he is all affected.
This Hadis Compares the Muslims to a human body; when one part of it is in pain, the entire body feels uncomfortable. So should be the condition of the Muslims. They should feel for each other so strongly that if anyone of them is afflicted with grief, the rest should consider it as their own and show readiness to share his misfortune. If it is not so, then their faith is imperfect.
A fundamental element in the moral system of Islam is the value of Muslim brotherhood. The Quran frequently describes the believers as brothers:
“The believers are but a single brotherhood.” (49: 10)
In his last sermon the Holy Prophet PBUH spoke about brotherhood in the following words:
“A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim and they form one brotherhood.”
Since this brotherhood has been established by Allah and His Prophet PBUH, it is binding upon all Muslims to be co-operative, merciful and kind to each other.
The message of brotherhood was also emphasized by the Holy Prophet PBUH in his teachings, for example:
“One believer is to another like the (bricks of) a building, each one is holding and supporting the other. ” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Holy Prophet PBUH said:
“You cannot enter Paradise unless you are believers and you cannot be true believers unless there is reciprocal love among you. “(Muslim)
He is also reported to have said:
“Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs on the Day of Judgement.” (Agreed upon)
The Holy Prophet PBUH put the concept of brotherhood in practice as is evident from the unique brotherhood that he established between the Muhajirin and Ansar after migrating to Madinah. His aim was to build a society in which people lived in harmony and peace.