457. Reward of stroking the head of an orphan

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أَبِی ره عَنْ سَعْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ سَلَمَهَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِیلَ بْنِ أَبَانٍ عَنْ غِیَاثِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنِ الصَّادِقِ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ آبَائِهِ ع قَالَ قَالَ عَلِیُّ بْنُ أَبِی طَالِبٍ ع وَ مَا مِنْ مُؤْمِنٍ وَ لَا مُؤْمِنَهٍ یَضَعُ یَدَهُ عَلَی رَأْسِ یَتِیمٍ تَرَحُّماً لَهُ إِلَّا کَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِکُلِّ شَعْرَهٍ مَرَّتْ یَدُهُ عَلَیْهَا حَسَنَهً.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates from his ancestors that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “If a believing man or woman strokes the head of an orphan with mercy, Allah will grant him/her a light for each hair of the head of that orphan.”




حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِیُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ السَّعْدَآبَادِیُّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَرْقِیِّ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ النَّضْرِ عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ شِمْرٍ عَنْ جَابِرٍ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مَنْ أَنْکَرَ مِنْکُمْ قَسْوَهَ قَلْبِهِ فَلْیَدْنُ یَتِیماً فَیُلَاطِفُهُ وَ لْیَمْسَحْ رَأْسَهُ یَلِینُ قَلْبُهُ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ لِلْیَتِیمِ حَقّاً وَ قَالَ فِی حَدِیثٍ آخَرَ یُقْعِدُهُ فِی خِوَانِهِ وَ یَمْسَحُ رَأْسَهُ یَلِینُ قَلْبُهُ فَإِنَّهُ إِذَا فَعَلَ ذَلِکَ لَانَ قَلْبُهُ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ.


2. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “One who is wary of his hard- heartedness and if he strokes the head of an orphan gently, he will become soft-hearted by the order of Allah and it is the right of an orphan.” It is narrated in another tradition that one should make orphans sit in ones gatherings and stroke their heads gently so that one can become soft- hearted. One becomes soft-hearted by the order of Allah as soon as he/she performs this deed.”