Do Non-Balighs Get Reward For Good Deeds?

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Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan



Do non-balighs get 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.[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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