Hadith on Children: The Prophet is merciful to his children

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 5997
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) kissed Al-Hasan bin `Ali while Al-Aqra’ bin H`Abis at-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, “I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them,” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) cast a look at him and said, “Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully.

  • The meaning of this Hadith is that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) demonstrated his affection and mercy towards his grandchildren by kissing them, highlighting the importance of showing mercy and kindness to children. The statement of the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully,” emphasizes the significance of being compassionate and merciful towards others, including children, as it reflects the importance of mercy in Islam and the reciprocal nature of mercy in how we are treated by Allah.