The believers are protectors of one and other. So when we find those in need, such as the orphans and the widows, we should strive to help them. Below is are some reminders of the rewards for doing so.
|“And they feed, for the love of Allah, the poor, the orphan, and the captive…” [Surah al-Insaan, 8]|
When a little girl cries halfway around the world, are her tears any less real?
Would you like to be like a Mujaahid or like those who spend their days fasting and their nights praying?
| “One who cares for widows and the poor is like those who fight in the way of Allah or those who spend their days fasting and their nights praying.” [Agreed upon, also in Adab al-Mufrad of Imaam Al-Bukhari in chapter “The Virtue of Those Who Care for Orphans”]|
Would you like your heart to soften and Allah subhaanahuwata`aalaa to answer your prayers?
| A man once came to the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu`alaihiwasallam, and complained that he feels hardness in his heart. The Messenger of Allah said, what translated means, “Would you like that your heart becomes soft and that you acquire what you need? Be merciful with the orphan, pat his head and feed him from what you eat. This will soften your heart, and enable you to get what you need.” [At-Tabaraanee & As-Silsilah as-Saheehah]|
Would you like Allah Subhanahuwata`alaa to remove one of your griefs on the Day of Judgment?
|“Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment” [Saheeh Muslim]|
Would you like forgiveness and bounty from Allah subhanahuwata`ala?
|“The Shaitan promises you poverty and enjoins you on lewdness. But Allah promises you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.” [Surah al-Baqarah, 268]|
Would you like angels to make Du’aa for you?
| “No day dawns upon [Allah’s] servants without two angels descending [to Earth]. One of them says, ‘O Allah, give recompense (khalaf) to those who give [charity]!’; the other says, ‘O Allah give loss (talaf) to those who withhold [charity]!'”|
Would you like to be in the eternal Jannah with our beloved Prophet and the best of creation, sallAllahu`alaihiwasallam?
| “I and the caretaker of the orphan will enter Paradise together like this, raising (by way of illustration) his forefinger and middle finger jointly, leaving no space in between.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaari]|
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Sponsoring an orphan means taking care of his religious and worldly interests, teaching him and guiding him etc with regard to religious matters, and taking care of his food, drink, shelter and other worldly concerns. [Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 5/113](NOTE: If you want to build a strong and powerful relationship with Allah, check out Islamia TV, where you can watch Islamic speakers from across the globe deliver inspiring and motivational courses. Learn more at www.islamia.tv.)