عن أنس بن مالك -رضي الله عنه- مرفوعاً: «مَا أَكْرَم شَابٌّ شَيخًا لِسِنِّه إِلاَّ قَيَّضَ الله لَهُ مَنْ يُكْرِمُه عِندَ سِنِّه».
[ضعيف.] - [راه الترمذي.]
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Anas ibn Mālik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "No youth honors an elderly person for his old age except that Allah will appoint someone to honor him in his old age."

Explanation

This is one of the Hadīths that confirms the obligation of the youth showing respect and reverence to the elderly. There are corroborating pieces of evidence that encourage this magnificent social moral. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) trained his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) to adopt it until it was instilled in their hearts and minds. Moreover, the Hadīth gives the addressee the feeling that honoring his elders is, in fact, an honoring of himself, and that the youth's honoring of his elderly people is a reason for appointing a person who will honor him as he progresses in old age.

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