If I want to support an orphan,
is it obligatory that they stay with me so I can look after and supervise them, or can they be in another country and I send them a certain amount every month? There are application forms here in Riyadh to support orphans, issued by a house that accommodates Afghani Mujahidun (ones striving in the Cause of Allah). Is this the orphan support to which applies the Hadith of the Messenger (peace be upon him) stating,
“I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be like this in Jannah (Paradise),” and he gestured with his index and middle fingers, holding them slightly apart.
Is this the form of support that was encouraged by the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)? Does this money, which is transferred to the house that accommodates the Mujahidun, reach the orphans of our brothers, the Mujahidun, in
Bear in mind that if you decide to do it, the photo of the orphan is enclosed, along with the full name and the number of their family members, and the application is given a number. Please advise me and may Allah reward you with the best.
It is permissible to support an orphan by spending on them, even if they are not with you. (Part No. 14; Page No. 238) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.