He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered those who had servants to feed them the same food that they eat and dress them in the same clothes that they dress in
Al-Ma`roor ibn Suwayd (a Companion) said:
“I saw Abu Tharr in ArRabathah and he was wearing a cloak, as was his servant. I asked him about that and he said to me, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Your brothers are your servants that Allah has put under your command. So if any of you has one of his brothers under his command, let him feed him the same food that he eats, and dress him in the same clothes that he wears. Also, do not ask them to do anything beyond their capacity, and if you do, help them in doing that task.”
When the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said the words: “Your brothers,” and made them precede, “Your servants,” it shows that great care is given to brotherhood.
Ibn Hajar (a scholar) said: “The meaning of the term: “Let him feed him from the same food that he eats,” is that he should feed him the same type of food.” The meaning of the term: “and if you do, help them in doing that task,” is that a servant should be asked to do what he is able to do. If the servant is able to do it on his own then that is fine, otherwise, the owner should have someone else help the servant