Prophet peace be upon him on children

1.Anas b. Malik reported: I served the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) for ten years, and, by Allah, he never said to me any harsh word, and he never said to me about a thing as to why I had done that and as to why I had not done that.(Muslim Book #030, Hadith #5720)

2. Narrated Anas bin Malik: I never prayed behind any Imam a prayer lighter and more perfect than that behind the Prophet and he used to cut short the prayer whenever he heard the cries of a child lest he should put the child’s mother to trial. (Bukhari Book #11, Hadith #676)

3. A’isha, the wife of Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him), said: A woman came to me along with her two daughters. She asked me for (charity) but she found nothing with me except one date, so I gave her that. She accepted it and then divided it between her two daughters and herself ate nothing out of that. She then got up and went out, and so did her two daughters.

(In the meanwhile) Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited me and I narrated to him her story. Thereupon Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who is involved (in the responsibility) of (bringing up) daughters, and he accords benevolent treatment towards them, there would be protection for him against Hell-Fire. [Sahih Muslim Chapter 44: THE MERIT OF ACCORDING BENEVOLENT TREATMENT TO DAUGHTERS Book 032, Number 6362]

4. ‘A’isha reported: A poor woman came to me along with her daughters. I gave her three dates. She gave a date to each of them and then she took up one date and brought that to her mouth in order to eat that, but her daughters expressed desire to eat it. She then divided the date that she intended to eat between them.This (kind) treatment of her impressed me and I mentioned that which she did to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). Thereupon he said: Verily Allah has assured Paradise for her, because of (this act) of her, or He has rescued her from Hell-Fire. [Muslim Book 032, Number 6363]

5. Malik reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He, who brought up two girls properly till they grew up, he and I would come (together) (very closely) on the Day of Resurrection, and he interlaced his fingers (for explaining the point of nearness between him and that person).[Muslim Book 032, Number 6364]

6. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali while Al-Aqra’ bin habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, “I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them,” Allah’s Apostle cast a look at him and said, “Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully.” (Bukhari Book #73, Hadith #26)

7. Narrated ‘Aisha: A bedouin came to the Prophet and said, “You (people) kiss the boys! We don’t kissthem.” The Prophet said, “I cannot put mercy in your heart after Allah has taken it away from it.” (Bukhari Book #73, Hadith #27)

8. Anas b. Malik reported: I have never seen anyone more kind to one’s family than Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and ibrahim was sent to the suburb of Medina for suckling. He used to go there and we accompanied him. He entered the house, and it was filled with smoke as his foster-father was a bricksmith. He took him (his son Ibrihim) and kissed him and then came back. ‘Amr said that when Ibrihim died. Allah’s LMessenger (may peace be upon him) said: Ibrihim is my son and he dies as a suckling babe. He has now two foster-mothers who would complete his suckling period in Paradise. (Muslim, Book #030, Hadith #5734)

9. Abu Qatada reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) leading the people in prayer with umama daughter of Abu’l-‘As on his neck; and when he prostrated he put her down. (Muslim Book #004, Hadith#1109)

10. Al-bara’ b. Azib reported: I saw Hasan b. ‘Ali upon the shoulders of Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and he was saying: O Allah, I love him, and love him Thou. (Muslim Book #031, Hadith #5953)

11. Narrated sahl bin Sad As-Sa’idi: A drink (milk mixed with water) was brought to Allah’s Apostle who drank some of it. A boy was sitting to his right, and some old men to his left. Allah’s Apostle said to the boy, “Do you allow me to give the rest of the drink to these people?” The boy said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I will not give preference to anyone over me to drink the rest of it from which you have drunk.” Allah’s Apostle then handed the bowl (of drink) to the boy. (See Hadith No. 541). (Bukhari Book #43, Hadith #631)

12. Narrated usama bin Zaid: That the Prophet used to take him (i.e. usama) and Al-hassan (in his lap) and say: “O Allah! Love them, as I love them.” (Bukhari Book #57, Hadith #81)

13. Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) delivered a speech to us; meanwhile al-Hasan and al-Husayn came upon there stumbling, wearing red shirts. He came down from the pulpit, took them and ascended it with them. He then said: Allah truly said: “Your property and your children are only trial” (Ixiv.15). I saw both of them, and I could not wait. Afterwards he resumed the speech. (Abu Dawood Book#3, Hadith #1104)

14. Narrated Abdullah ibn amr ibn al-‘As: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Those who do not showmercy to our young ones and do not realise the right of our elders are not from us. (Abu Dawud Book #41, Hadith #4925)

15. Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to some children who wereplaying: He saluted them. (Abu Dawud Book #41, Hadith #5183)

16. Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that a son of Kab ibn Malik (Malik believed that ibn Shihab said it was Abd ar-Rahman ibn Kab) said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade those who fought ibn Abi Huqayq (a treacherous jew from Madina) to kill women and children. He said that one of the men fighting had said, ‘The wife of ibn Abi Huqayq began screaming and I repeatedly raised my sword against her. Then I would remember the prohibition of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, so I would stop. Had it not been for that, we would have been rid of her.’ (Maliks Muwatta Book 021, Hadith Number 008. Section : Prohibition against Killing Women and Children in Military Expeditions).

17. عن أنس رضي الله عنه أن قال : ( كان مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم رجل فجاء ابن له فقبله وأجلسه على فخذه ثم جاءت بنت له فأجلسها إلى جنبه قال : فهلا عدلت بينهما
Narrated by Anas may Allah be pleased with him, he said that once a person was with the Prophet peace be upon him, His son came and he kissed him and made him sit on his thigh, Then his daughter came and he made her sit on his side. Prophet peace be upon him said: Don’t you make justice between them? [Sharah Mani al Athaar by At-Tahawi Kitab al Hiba wal-Sadaqah]


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