Honouring with Orphans (Al Quran)

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So do not be harsh with the orphan. Do not reproach the beggar. Speak about the favours of your Lord. (Surah Duah: 9-10)

“Although the verse is addressed the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم it applies to the entire Ummah. Many Ahadith emphasize the importance of treating orphans kindly. Sayyidina Abu Umamah رضی اللہ عنہ narrates that the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “Whoever strokes the head of an orphan solely for Allah’s pleasure will receive a reward for every hair that comes under his hand, I and the person who treats on orphan well shall be like this in Heaven.” Saying this, the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم joined his index and middle fingers. (Miskhat p.723)
Allah commands further, “Do not reproach the beggar.” Just as orphans are often without benefactors and sympathizers, there are many people also without sympathizers and in need even thought they are not orphans. Among these are people who are forced to beg. When one is unable to give a needy person anything, one should at least speak kindly to him so as not to give him further grief. It is against the nature of a believer to reproach him because reproaching a person in need is tantamount to oppression. The Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم mentioned, “Send the one who begs away with something even thought it is with a burnt hoof.”