Caring And Loving The Orphans
Taking care of Orphans has very important place in Islam. Orphan means a person who does not have parents or whose parents have been lost at early age. So the responsibility comes on first to a nearby relatives if not than anyone should come forward to take care of the Orphans which has great rewards from Allah Rabbul Izzat. If any wealth, treasure or property is left out than a measure should be taken to take care of it with an intention to return it back as it is after they grow up and become adult. We can use it with a view to improve and profit it for the benefits of Orphans. So that they would be benefited more from that things. There are great deeds if we care and love the Orphans. Remember we need to take care of them and should give the same treatment as we give to our own children at home. Caring and loving Orphans would open the gates of Heaven for us.
Below are the Hadith related with Orphans.
Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The person who strives on behalf of the widows and poor is like those who strive in the way of Allah and like those who fast in the day and pray at night."
Umm Sa'id bint Murra al-Fihri related from her father that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "I and the guardian of an orphan will be in the Garden like these two." (His two fingers)
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The best house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are well treated. The worst house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are ill treated. I and the guardian of the orphan will be in the Garden like that," indicating his two fingers.
Abu Hurairah Razi Allah Anhu reports that the Messenger of Allah may Allah bless Him and grant Him Peace stated that
"Whoever caresses the head of an orphan (in affection), solely for the sake of Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand, and whoever treated an orphan (boy or girl) with goodness and kindness, he and I will be close to each-other in Heaven as these two fingers"
According to the Holy Traditions the best Muslim's home is the one wherein an orphan is supported and is treated in a loving and affectionate manner, and the worst is that home wherein an orphan lives and is treated badly or cruelly.
May Allah Rabbul Izzat give us Hidayat to love and care for the Orphans Ameen
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