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Five Hadith On Supporting Orphans

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Bring the orphan close to you, pat his head, and feed him with the same food you eat. It will soften your heart and fulfill your need.” (Makarim Akhlaq)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “Bring the orphan close to you, pat his head, and feed him with the same food you eat. It will soften your heart and fulfill your need.” (Makarim Akhlaq)

Islam places a profound emphasis on the welfare and protection of orphans, advocating for their care as a fundamental aspect of faith and social responsibility. 

Here are five hadith emphasizing the importance of orphan care.

1. A prophetic practice

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together. (Sahih Bukhari)

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2. The best houses support orphans

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 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.” (Sunan ibn Majah)

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3. Show mercy to orphans

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Bring the orphan close to you, pat his head, and feed him with the same food you eat. It will soften your heart and fulfill your need.” (Makarim Akhlaq)

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4. Caring for an orphan

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Whoever embraces an orphan of two Muslim parents by feeding him and giving him drink until he is independent of him, Paradise will certainly be necessary for him.” (Musnad Ahmad)

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5. Maintaining an orphan’s needs

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq said:

“One who maintains the orphans, Allah makes Paradise Wajib upon him, in the same way as he makes Hell wajib upon those who usurp the property of the orphans.” (Greater sins, volume 1)

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Support an orphan this Shahr Ramadan

These hadith firmly establish the care of orphans is integral to Islamic ethics, urging believers to extend compassion, protection, and support to vulnerable children. 

By doing so, Muslims fulfill a divine commandment and contribute to the betterment of society.

When it comes to orphan care, the Lady Fatemah Trust (LFT) identifies and fulfills an orphan’s specific needs. 

This is done by funding their education, treating their physical and mental health, and providing shelter.

The LFT has helped thousands of orphans in Iraq, Afghanistan, Tanzania, and Yemen. The team gives each orphan precisely what they need to grow up healthy and make something of their lives.

When this happens, it creates a thriving community and a stable economy that eventually becomes self-sufficient and less reliant on aid.

By donating to the LFT, you are not simply giving aid but helping children live their best lives who can one day support others when they grow up, creating a self-sustainable cycle of change.

Help LFT by supporting an orphan this Shahr Ramadan.

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