Ticket No.19 – Sponsoring an Orphan
The Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said “I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them apart.
This hadith shows the virtue and rewards of the guardian of an orphan whereby the Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that he and the guardian of an orphan are in paradise like this (and he gestured with his two fingers). The guardian of an orphan is the one who protects the orphan and spends on him from his wealth. This action is highly praised in Islam and has a great reward, the one who performs it will be close to the messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in paradise just like the two fingers if they are gestured together. It does not mean that he will be in the same level as the Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) because the messengers have a position in paradise which no other person may achieve.
And Allah Knows Best!