Hadith on Servants: Provide food, clothing, shelter for servants

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in your custody are to be fed and clothed. Do not assign them a task unless they are able to do it.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1662

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ لِلْمَمْلُوكِ طَعَامُهُ وَكِسْوَتُهُ وَلَا يُكَلَّفُ مِنْ الْعَمَلِ إِلَّا مَا يُطِيقُ

1662 صحيح مسلم كتاب الأيمان باب إطعام المملوك مما يأكل وإلباسه مما يلبس ولا يكلفه ما يغلبه