Prophet SAW and Children - A Motivational Story about Expressing Fondness to Children

When we were in Mekah and Medinah, Tariq experienced something amazing. 

And I managed to capture some of them.

Regardless of whatever we were doing - either just walking or standing, or waiting for prayers, or buying things, or performing rituals etc..

.... passersby would smile at Tariq, wave to him, hug him, touch his head, tease him, play with him, kiss his cheek, patted his shoulder, give him candy and gifts, pinch his cheeks, extend their hands to salam him, sometimes giggling away looking at him and some even make wonderful duaa for him.


All these love to children shown by these strangers reminded me of our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW.

Prophet Muhammad has always expressed his fondness of children . He did not hold back his love for them. He would pick up children in his arms, play with them, and kiss them. He played with them and took keen interest in them. 

Aishah (radi Allahu anha) reported that some bedouins came to the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and asked, “Do you kiss your children?” He replied, “Yes” They then said: “By Allah, we do not kiss them” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) then replied, “I cannot help you if Allah has snatched kindness from your hearts.”

So this is the beautiful truth. 

All those who has shown Tariq love and compassion that day, they are the ones with really kind and merciful hearts. 

Their actions are just a reflection of their hearts, SubhanAllah.. 

May Allah continues to bless them all..

This shop owner said Tariq is like his son
We were waiting for the lift in Medinah to go to Masjid Nabawi and these uncles so geram with Tariq so they teased him and the take wefie with him

This is after performing Umrah. The Uncle sent Tariq right to the doorstep of our hotel

Ammati Naz Sharifah Naziha, missing Tariq so much

This Uncle entertained Tariq for so long while Mama shop Abaya at the opposite shop .. he did magic show one after another Non-stop!

This Uncle asked Tariq to choose whatever sweets and candies he desires. Mama freaks out but still smile on the outside

Tariq was tired after the Saei so he decided to rest his arm on the Uncle who pushed the wheelchair for him. The Uncle made a beautiful duaa for Tariq..

This Uncle, name is Muhammad gave Tariq one box of free perfume and invite Tariq to help him man the shop!

Tariq's Ihram almost fall off while playing with these Uncles so they helped tighten it for him

We walked into the lounge and immediately this Abang called Tariq and gave him a great gift. Thank you!!

This sweet girl tries to entice Tariq to take picture with her. Kesian not successful. But she tried so hard. Bless her sweet soul

These Aunties speaks no English. I know they said they are from Pakistan. But just like any adorable grandmothers, they keep pinching Tariq and pulling him to them so they can kiss him!

This Abang melayan Tariq for so long Mama needed to sit on a chair waiting for them

Tariq's barber for 2016

We were buying some books at Darusalam Mekah and the shop staff had so much fun with Tariq and decided to take a wefie with him