Being merciful to others
بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد
[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 3/89]
Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
Know that being kind to the weak, orphans and the young (children) fills the heart with mercy, and makes it soft, compassionate, turning towards Allaah عز وجل (in repentance); and no one perceives this except the one who has tried it.
So it is binding upon you that you should have mercy on the young ones, and have mercy on the orphans, and have mercy on the poor till your heart becomes compassionate, kind and merciful.
إنما يرحم الله من عباده الرحماء
“And Allaah is merciful only to those of His slaves who are merciful (to others).” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1284, 5655, 6655, 7377, 7448) and Saheeh Muslim (1537)]
We ask Allaah that He bestows, upon us and the Muslims, His Mercy and favors for He is the Most Kind, the Most Generous.