The following is a short excerpt from the Khutbah of Shaykh Ali Al Hadaadee entitled ‘Assuming Responsibility Upon The Orphans In Islaam’
The Shaykh towards the end of his first khutbah mentioned a beautiful exhortation especially for the parents to contemplate upon, it is as follows:
“And fear Allah with regards to the orphans whether they are from you or other than you, have mercy upon them and treat them well and commit yourselves to nurturing, having concern, and good regard for them and deal with them as you would love someone to deal with your children to the extent as though your children were orphans as Allah said:
“And those who would have been fearful on account of their helpless offspring they may have left behind them” (An Nisaa, 9)
Meaning: as you would love your offspring to be treated after you depart this world, then this is how you should treat the people’s offspring if you were to become their guardians (meaning looking over the orphans)
Source: Website of Shaykh Ali Al Hadaadee, excerpt from the Khutbah entitled ‘Assuming Responsibility Upon The Orphans In Islaam’
Date and Place: 11/25/2016 Al Tuwayq District, Riyadh KSA
Translated by the weak, poor and in need of Allah’s forgiveness and mercy Abuabdilmaalik Abdulhaqq Ibn Islaam.