Do Minors Get a Reward for Good Deeds

Fatwa ID: 04326

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan

 

Question

 

Do minors (immature)  get a reward for good deeds?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

 

Answer:

 

Yes, children will be rewarded for doing good deeds, whether they are mature or not, and this is according to all four imāms of fiqh (Marʻātu al-Mafātīḥ Sharḥu Mishkati Al-Maṣābīḥ, 8/313).

It is reported from Ibn ʻAbbās raḍiAllāhuʻanhu: "A woman lifted up a child and said, 'O Messenger of Allāh, will his Hajj be counted?' He said, 'Yes, and you will be rewarded.'" (Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Bukhārī, Hadīth 1336). Abū Al-ʻĀliyah Al-Riyāḥi reported that ʻUmar raḍiAllāhuʻanhu said: "The young child's good deeds will be recorded but his bad deeds will not be recorded." (Al-Tamhīd, 1/106).

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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