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The Meaning of al-Ihsaan (Being Good to Someone)

The Meaning of al-Ihsaan (Being Good to Someone)


Taken From

the Fatawaa of our

Shaykh, Allaama, Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdul Azeez bin Abdullaah Bin Baz


Translated by

Abbas Abu Yahya


The Question:

What is the meaning of having al-Ihsaan (being good to someone) mentioned in the hadeeth?


The Answer:

Al-Ihsaan to daughters and similar to them is to raise them with the upbringing of Islaam, to educate them and bring them up on the truth so they are steadfast in their modesty and keep themselves far away from what Allaah has made Haraam such as    displaying themselves and other things.


Similar is the upbringing of sisters, sons and other forms of al-Ihsaan where they are all raised on obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, on refraining from what Allaah has made Haraam and being upright on the truth of Allaah –Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.


With this, it should be known that the intent of al-Ihsaan is not merely feeding, giving drink and clothing them, rather the intent of al-Ihsaan to them is broader, including actions of the Deen and the Duniya.


Majmoo’ Fatawa – Ibn Baaz vol. 4 p. 376-377