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Islam & Orphans

Asia has the largest no. of orphans at 65 million
Asia has the largest
no. of orphans at
65 million
Asia has the largest no. of orphans at 65 million
Orphan Welfare

A good indication of the advancement of a society is how well it treats the weak and vulnerable. The Islamic civilisation, with its deep-rooted sympathy for the orphan, developed many protective measures to safeguard orphaned children from abuse and exploitation.

  1. Kindness
    Muslims are commanded to show kindness to orphans:
    "As for the orphan, do not oppress him; and as for the beggar, turn him not away." (Qur’an 93:9)
    Despite living in great poverty themselves, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and his companions were exemplary in their treatment of orphans.
  2. Protected Inheritance
    When an orphan has inherited some wealth, the guardian is responsible for protecting it until the orphan reaches maturity.
    "And give to the orphans their property, and do not substitute worthless (things) for (their) good (ones), and do not devour their property (as an addition) to your own property; this is surely a great crime." (Qur’an 4:2)

  3. Protected Identity
    Orphans are not adopted in the Western sense, they keep their original family name and identity. This preserves their identity and their link with their deceased parent and wider family.
    "Proclaim their real parentage. That will be more equitable in the sight of Allah." (Qur’an 33:5)
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