Hadith on Orphans: Care for the orphans, free the slaves

Malik ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever embraces an orphan of two Muslim parents by feeding him and giving him drink until he is independent of him, Paradise will certainly be necessary for him. Whoever emancipates a Muslim man, he will be his freedom from the Hellfire; he will be rewarded for every limb of his in equal measure.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 19855

Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ ضَمَّ يَتِيمًا بَيْنَ أَبَوَيْنِ مُسْلِمَيْنِ إِلَى طَعَامِهِ وَشَرَابِهِ حَتَّى يَسْتَغْنِيَ عَنْهُ وَجَبَتْ لَهُ الْجَنَّةُ الْبَتَّةَ وَمَنْ أَعْتَقَ امْرَأً مُسْلِمًا كَانَ فِكَاكَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ يُجْزَى بِكُلِّ عُضْوٍ مِنْهُ عُضْوًا مِنْهُ

19855 مسند أحمد بن حنبل مسند العشرة المبشرين بالجنة

2543 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح لغيره في صحيح الترغيب