Abu Hurairah RadiAllahuanhu reported Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying:
Six are the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim. It was said to him: Allah’s Messenger, what are these? Thereupon he said: When you meet him, offer him greetings; when he invites you to a feast accept it. when he seeks your council give him, and when he sneezes and says: “All praise is due to Allah,” you say Yarhamuk Allah (may Allah show mercy to you) ; and when he fails ill visit him; and when he dies follow his bier.
[Sahih Muslim: Book 39, Hadith 6]
How many of these did you consider another Muslim’s right upon you? Ask yourself:
1. Do you greet other Muslims whenever you come across them, whether you know them or not?
2. Do you accept invitations from Muslims or do you reject the invitations of those you consider “beneath” you? To view yourself as superior because of what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has bestowed upon you is an act of arrogance, one of the major sins in Islam.
To keep away from events where Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is disobeyed is commendable and a Muslim should not participate in disobedience to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) because of having been “invited” by another.
3. Do you give sincere advice when asked, putting yourself in your Muslim brother/sister’s shoes? If not, this is a betrayal of trust and a form of lying.
4. When a Muslim sneezes and says ‘Alhamdulillah’ do you say ‘Yarhamakullah’?
5. Do you visit, or at least call, when you hear of a Muslim’s illness?
6. Do you take time out to join the funeral of a Muslim when he/she dies?
These are required of you. This means that doing these earns sawaab/hasanaat for you, while neglecting them accrues sins for you.