Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his Care for Children: Some Beautiful Ahadith (Prophetic Sayings)

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htg53g5rgrrThe Prophet(peace be upon him) , loved children and honored them on many
occasions, such as calling them by honorific epithets or patting young ones
on the head, leaving the scent of musk upon them for the rest of the day.
In fact, the Prophet, God bless and grant him peace, visited one child
whose pet had died in order to offer condolences and cheer him up.
*Hadith #1*
Sayyidina Anas ibn Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported that the Prophet
(peace and blessings be upon him) said,* He is not one of us who is NOT
COMPASSIONATE TO THE YOUNG and respectful to the elderly?{Sunan Tirmidhi
,Chapter on “Being merciful to children ” Hadith #1984, Sunan Abu Dawud,
Kitab Al-Adab}*
*Hadith #2*
Hazrat Jabir b. Samura(Radiyallahu Anhu) reported:
*I prayed along with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) the first
prayer. He then went to his family and I also went along with him when he
met some children (on the way). *
*He began to pat the cheeks of each one of them. He also patted my cheek
and I experienced a coolness or a fragrance of his hand as if it had been
brought out from the scent bag of a perfumer.*
*?{Sahih Muslim,Kitab Al-Fad’ail,Hadith #5929}*
*Hadith #3*
Once Allah’s Messenger(peace be upon him) kissed al-Hasan b. Ali[his
grandson] (Radiyallahu Anhu) and Al-Aqra bin Habis al- Tamimi was sitting
in his presence.
Al-Aqra said,* “I have ten children and have not kissed a single one of
them”*
Upon (hearing) this, Allah’s Messenger(peace be upon him) looked at him and
said* , “He who does not show mercy shall not receive Mercy.”*
*?{Sahih Bukhari,Kitab Al-Adab,Hadith #5651;Sahih Muslim Kitab Al-Fadail,
Hadith #2318;Ahmed b Hambal in Al-Musnad 2:241 Hadith #7287;Al-Bayhaqi
Sunan Al-Kubra,7:100 Hadith #13354}*
*Hadith #4*
Hadrat Anas(Radiyallahu Anhu) said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and
grant him peace, came in and saw a son of Abu Talha’s called Abu ‘Umayr. He
had a sparrow which he used to play with.”
He said, *”Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to (or where is) the little
sparrow?'”* *?{Narrated
by Imam Bukhari in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad,Hadith #384}*
*Hadith #5*
Narrated Hazrat Abdullah ibn Amir(Radiyallahu Anhu) : My mother called me
one day when the The Messenger of Allah( peace be upon him) was sitting in
our house.
She said: * Come here and I shall give you something. *
Messenger of Allah( peace be upon him) asked her:*” What did you intend to
give him? “*
She replied: *” I intended to give him some dates.”*
The Apostle of Allah ( peace be upon him) said:* “If you were not to give
him anything, a lie would be recorded against you.”*
*?{Sunan Abu Dawud,Kitab Al-Adab}*
*Hadith #6*
Hazrat Abu Hurayra(Radiyallahu Anhu) said, “When the Messenger of Allah,
may Allah bless him and grant him peace,was brought new dates,
he said, *’O Allah! Bless us in our city and in our mudd and sa’, blessing
upon blessing.’*
*Then he would give one to the youngest of the children with him.”*
*?{Narrated by Imam Bukhari in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad,Chapter on “Fruits are
given to the youngest of children”,Hadith 362}*

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