«أدن اليتيم منك وألطفه وامسح برأسه وأطعمه من طعامك فإن ذلك يلين قلبك ويدرك حاجتك» .
(حسن) . الخرائطي في مكارم الأخلاق ابن عساكر عن أبي الدرداء. الأحاديث الصحيحة 854: الضياء, البيهقي)

It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Bring the orphan close to you and be merciful to him, pat him on the head, feed him from what you eat, and then, in truth, it will soften your heart and fulfill your need.”  

This hadith was narrated by al-Kharaites in Makaarim al-Akhlak and Ibn ‘Asakir from the words of Abu ad-Darda, may Allah be pleased with him

Sheikh al-Albani called the hadith good. See Saheeh al-jami ‘as-saghir 250.

Grade: حسن

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