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Warning against oppressing orphans and widows

Question

Could you translate the following Hadith:

اللهم إني أحرج حق الضعيفين اليتيم، والمرأة

 

Answer

The translation of the complete narration is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O Allah! I warn against [oppressing/failing to fulfill the rights of] two weak ones; the orphan and the widow”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3678. Declared authentic by Imam Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 5565)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar