Monday, September 13, 2010
عن أَبي هريرة قَالَ : قَبَّلَ النَّبيُّ الحَسَنَ بْنَ عَليٍّ رضي الله عنهما ، وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِس ، فَقَالَ الأقْرَعُ : إن لِي عَشرَةً مِنَ الوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أحَداً . فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُول الله فَقَالَ : « مَنْ لا يَرْحَمْ لا يُرْحَمْ ! » . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيهِ .
Abu Hurairah (May Allah bepleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) kissed his grandson Al-Hasan bin 'Ali (May Allah bepleased with them) in the presence of Al-Aqra' bin Habis. Thereupon he remarked: "I have ten children and I have never kissed any one of them." Messenger of Allah (PBUH) looked at him and said, "He who does not show mercy to others will not be shown mercy".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: To kiss children with kindness and affection is not only permissible but also a means of attaining Allah's Mercy
Don't be shy to show your affection to your children/loved ones! :)