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Do Minors Get a Reward for Good Deeds

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Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan


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

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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).

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Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

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