Taking Care of an Orphan

Sahl bin Sa’d (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “I will be like this in Jannah with the person who takes care of an orphan.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) raised his forefinger and middle finger by way of illustration.

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Commentary:

It will be indeed a great honour to be close to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in Jannah. This honour will be given to those who are kind to the orphans. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) has regarded it the ‘best house’ in which an orphan is treated with kindness. He declared the worst home in which an orphan child is not treated with affection.

And Allah Knows Best!

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