17 نوفمبر 2012
The Prophet Muhammad : A Mercy for Children
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
A mercy for all creation .
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A Mercy for Children .
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) was particularly compassionate towards children. When he saw a child crying, he sat beside him or her and shared his or her feelings. He felt the pain of a mother for her child more than the mother herself.
Once he said:
“I stand in prayer and wish to prolong it. However, I hear the cry of a child and cut the prayer short for the anxiety which the mother is feeling.”
He would take children in his arms and embrace them. He was once hugging his beloved grandsons, Hasan and Hussain, when Aqrah bin Haabis told him, ‘I have got ten children. So far, I have not kissed any of them.’ Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) responded:
“The one with no pity for others is not pitied.”
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
According to another version, he said:
“What can I do for you if Allah has removed from you the feeling of compassion?”