Do Non-Balighs Get Reward For Good Deeds?

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Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan

 

Question

Do non-balighs get 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.[1]

It is reported from Ibn ʻAbbās raḍiAllāhu ʻanhu: "A woman lifted up a child and said, 'O Messenger of Allāh, will his ḥajj be counted?' He said, 'Yes, and you will be rewarded.'"[2]

Abū al-ʻĀliyah al-Riyāḥi reported that ʻUmar raḍiAllāhu ʻanhu said: "The young child's good deeds will be recorded but his bad deeds will not be recorded."[3]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Marʻātu al-Mafātīḥ Sharḥu Mishkati al-Maṣābīḥ, 8/313

[2] Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, ḥadīth 1336

[3] al-Tamhīd, 1/10

 

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