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The Sealed Nectar

 The Sealed Nectar by Shaykh Safi ur-Rahman

The Prophet's Mercy towards Children
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) was the most merciful of people to children. Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with them) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) once kissed al-Hasan(may Allah be pleased with them), the son of `Ali (may Allah be pleased with them), while al-Aqra` ibn Habis at-Tamimi(may Allah be pleased with them)was seated with him. Al-Aqra`(may Allah be pleased with them)said, "I have ten children and have not kissed one of them." The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) looked at him and said,
"He who does not show mercy will not receive mercy." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
And `A'ishah reported: Some Bedouins came to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) and said, "Do you kiss your little boys?" He said, "Yes." They said, "But we, by Allah, do not." So, the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said,
"Can I do anything if Allah has taken mercy away from you?" (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

These two narrations are evidence of the Prophet's (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) compassion toward children, and that kissing them is a sign of mercy and compassion. His words:
"He who does not show mercy will not receive mercy"
show that the consequence is of the same type as the deed, for one who deprives children of mercy and compassion will himself be deprived of them by Allah on the Day of Resurrection.

Another illustration of the Prophet's (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) mercy toward children is when he came to his son, Ibraheem, as he was dying and his eyes filled with tears.
He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, "Indeed, the eye sheds tears and the heart grieves, but we will not say except what pleases our Lord. Indeed, O Ibraheem, we are grieved by parting with you." (Al-Bukhari)
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) showed due submission to his Lord through patience and acceptance of His decree. And he showed due compassion for his son by his tears and sadness at parting with him, and that is of the most complete illustrations of servitude to Allah(Almighty).
And when the son of his daughter died, and his eyes filled with tears, Sa`d ibn `Ubadah(may Allah be pleased with them)said to him, "What is this, O Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) ?"

He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, "It is mercy which Allah has put in the hearts of his servants, and Allah shows mercy to His merciful servants." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Another example is when he (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) visited a Jewish boy who was ill and who had served him. He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) told him, "Say, 'La ilaha ill-Allah.' " The boy looked at his father, who said to him, "Obey Abul-Qasim," so he said it. The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, "Praise be to Allah who saved him from the Hellfire." (Al-Bukhari)
Another is in his kindness to the young brother of Anas ibn Malik(may Allah be pleased with them). He used to play with a small bird, and it died. The boy was sad, so the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) of mercy went to visit him, console him and cheer him up. He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said to him, "O Abu `Umayr, what has it done – the nughayr?" (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

`Abdullah ibn Shaddad heard this report from his father: that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) once came out to lead us in the `ishaa' prayer carrying [either] Hasan or Husayn(may Allah be pleased with them). He stepped up, put him down and said, "Allahu akbar" to begin the prayer. During the prayer, he prostrated for a long time and I lifted my head and saw the small boy on his back. After he finished the prayer, the people were saying, "O Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him), you prostrated during the prayer for such a long time that we thought something had happened, or that revelation had come to you."

He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) replied, "It was none of that, but my grandson climbed onto my back and I did not want to stop him from fulfilling his need." (An-Nasa'i – graded saheeh by al-Albani)
And when the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) used to visit the Ansar he would greet their children and stroke their heads. (An-Nasa'i – graded saheeh by al-Albani) And he used to go to the small children and bless them and chew dates for them. (Muslim) Blessing them means that he would put his noble hand on them and supplicate for them.
He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) also used to pray while carrying [his granddaughter] Umamah bint Zaynab(may Allah be pleased with them). When he prostrated, he would put her down, and when he stood, up he would carry her. May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon this noble and merciful Prophet.

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