Hadith on Kindness: Jewish Boy Embraces Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1356
Narrated Anas: A young Jewish boy used to serve the Prophet (ﷺ) and he became sick. So the Prophet (ﷺ) went to visit him. He sat near his head and asked him to embrace Islam. The boy looked at his father, who was sitting there; the latter told him to obey Abul-Qasim and the boy embraced Islam. The Prophet (ﷺ) came out saying: “Praises be to Allah Who saved the boy from the Hell-fire.”

  • This hadith (narration) from Sahih al-Bukhari 1356 describes an incident where a young Jewish boy who used to serve the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) fell ill. The Prophet went to visit him and urged him to embrace Islam, but the boy looked towards his father for guidance. His father instructed him to follow the Prophet’s advice, and the boy then accepted Islam. Upon hearing this news, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) expressed gratitude to Allah (God) for saving the boy from the Hell-fire, indicating that accepting Islam is a means of being saved from the punishment of Hell-fire in the afterlife. The narration also demonstrates the Prophet’s kindness and concern towards all people, including non-Muslims, and his desire for them to embrace the truth and be guided towards salvation. It also shows that the father respected the Prophet and his advice, even though he was not a Muslim himself.