Friday, July 10, 2009

Caring for the Orphans and Weak (Michael Jackson Edition)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Salam Everyone.

Alhamdulillah most of us know that those who care and show kindness towards the orphans and the weak, the reward and blessing is very great. But, what did Prophet Muhammad [s] say about caring and showing kindness towards them? Ok we start with the orphans first.

Abu Hurairah (R.A.) reports that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) stated

"Whoever caresses the head of an orphan (in affection), solely for the sake of Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand."

It is related by Sahl ibn Saad (R.A) that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said

"Whoever supports an orphan from among his own or any other family, he will be as close to me in Heaven as these fingers are close to each other"

Besides, the best Muslim's home is where an orphan is supported and is treated in a loving and warm manner.

And for the weak or sick, it is narrated by Abu Moosa Ash'ari (R.A.) The Prophet [s] said

"Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and free the captives."

These are the deeds of compassion and kindness. This hadith also tell us to visit the sick. When we visit the sick it creates love of bonding. It may also lift the person's spirits and make him happy.

Thats all ah. May Allah forgives me and you. Sorry if there are any inform us ah.

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