He Who Does Not Show Mercy

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) kissed his grandson Al-Hasan bin Ali (radi Allahu anhum) in the presence of Al-Aqra bin Habis. Thereupon he remarked, “I have ten children and I have never kissed any one of them.” The ┬áMessenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) looked at him and said, “He who does not show mercy to others will not be shown mercy.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]


We learn from this hadith that to kiss children with kindness and affection is not only permissible but also a means of attaining Allah’s Mercy.

And Allah Knows Best!

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