Sunday, December 9, 2012

THE SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET (SAW) REGARDING THE ORPHANS


Assalam oalaikum,

The sayings of the Prophet (saw) mentioned below can give us a fair idea that Islam has greatly emphasized on protecting the wealth of the orphans and safeguarding their rights.

Abu Huraira (ra) reported that a man said to Prophet Mohammad (saw) that he is hard-hearted and wanted to get rid of his bad trait. On hearing this Prophet Mohammad (saw) replied, “Show affection towards the orphans and feed the poor.”
Abu Huraira (ra) reported that Prophet Mohammad (saw) said, “Whoever caresses the head of an orphans in affection, solely for the goodwill of Allah, a good deed will be written in his account for every hair over which he passes his hair and whoever treats an orphan, whether girl or boy with kindness, he and I will be close to each other in heaven as these two fingers.” While saying this Prophet Mohammad (saw) made a gesture with his index and middle fingers to demonstrate his above statement.
Abu Huraira (ra) reported that Prophet Mohammad (saw) said, “The best house amongst the Muslims is the one in which an orphans is well-treated and the worst house is the one in which an orphan is ill-treated. “

So we find that Allah (swt) has placed the responsibility of an orphan on the entire society because they are weak and hence in need of special care for their healthy upbringing. They should be brought up with the same love, affection and support as one would bring up his/ her own child. Trying to satisfy one’s own lust for wealth by usurping an orphan’s wealth unlawfully is uncalled for in a Muslim society and whoever will indulge in such a deviant sin will have to face the wrath of the Creator, Allah (swt) sooner or later.


Keep Me In Your Prayers.
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com


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