Fatwa ID: 04326
Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan
Do minors (immature) get a reward for good deeds?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
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