What does Islam say about the treatment of guests?
Islam places emphasis on treating one’s guest with the utmost respect, honor and dignity
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment should entertain, his guests!” (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim).
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest and recompense him.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is his recompense?” The Prophet said, “It is for a day and a night, as good hospitality is for three days and after that it is charity.” (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)
Allah honored two companions who served their guest in the best of manners in the Quran:
Abu Huraira reported: A man from the Ansar (helpers of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) was hosting a guest and he had nothing with him except just enough food for himself and his children. The man said to his wife, “Put the children to sleep, put out the lamp, and serve our guest with what we have.” Then Allah revealed the verse, “They prefer others over their own selves despite themselves being in need.” (Quran 59:9, Sahih Muslim)"…but give them preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his covetousness such are they who will be successful." (Quran 59: 9)