The Exposition of the Rights of the Road and Its
It is narrated from Abu Sa`id (ra) that Allah's
Messenger said: "Beware of sitting in the
roadways."They said: "O Messenger of Allah, We have
necessities which we address in our gatherings."He
replied: "If you must have your gatherings, then give
the road its right."They said: "O Messenger of Allah,
and what is the right of the road?"He said:
"[1.] Lowering the gaze,
[2.] Refraining from harm,
[3.] Returning the salaam,
[4.] Commanding good and forbidding evil."
It was narrated by the Two Shaykhs. It is also
narrated by Abu Dawud whose narration adds: "And
giving directions."Al-Tabarani's version adds: "And
rescuing the one in sorrow."