Mercy for Orphans
Prophet Muhammad (saw) was kind to all people and asked his followers to be the same. He was especially kind to orphans and asked his companions to be kind to them. Thauban (ra) reported Allah's Messenger (saw) as saying, "Only supplication averts the decree (of fate), only kindness prolongs life, and a man is deprived of provision for a fault he has committed." Ibn Umar (ra) reported Allah's Messenger (saw) as saying, "A Muslim is a Muslim's brother; he does not wrong him. If anyone cares for his brother's need, Allah will take care of his need; if anyone relieves his brother's anxiety, Allah will remove from him one of his anxieties on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone conceals a Muslim's secrets, Allah will conceal his secrets on the Day of Resurrection." Abu Hurairah (ra) reported Allah's Messenger (saw) as saying, "The best house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an orphan is badly treated." Abu Omamah (ra) reported Allah's Messenger (saw) as saying, "If anyone caresses an orphan by moving his fingers in his hair, doing so only for God's sake, he will have blessings for every hair over which his hand passes and if anyone treats well an orphan girl or boy under his care, he and I shall be like these two in Paradise," putting two of his fingers together. Abu Hurairah (ra) reported Allah's Messenger (saw) as saying, "He who strives to serve a widow and a poor person is like the one who strives in Allah's way." He also reported that when a man complained to the Messenger of Allah of being hardhearted he said, "Show affection to the orphans and feed the poor."
By God's Divine wisdom, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was an orphan, in order to console the hearts of all orphans that would come after him, as he, the best of all mankind and the most beloved to God, was an orphan. Prophet Muhammad used to care for orphans and he used to ask his companions to...
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