Chapter 34

باب التعزية

Offering condolences (at-ta`ziyya)

قال النبي (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم): التعزية تورث الجنة .

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said: Offering condolences brings about the Garden.

وروي أن من مسح يده على رأس يتيم ترحما له كتب الله له بعدد  كل شعرة مرت عليها يده حسنة .

And it is narrated that whoever wipes his hand upon the head of an orphan, out of compassion for him, Allah writes a good deed for him by the number of every hair that he passes over.

وروي أنه من عزى حزينا كسي في الموقف حلة يحبر  بها .

And it is narrated that whoever offers condolences to a mourner shall be clothed in the standing (al-mawqif) (on the day of the resurrection) with a garb that he will be adorned with.