Are Young Children Rewarded for Their Good Deeds?

Imām Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Young children are rewarded for what they do of good deeds, even if the pens [of angels] remain lifted with regard to [recording] sins upon them….

[The Companions and other righteous people of the past] used to get young children to fast the Day of ʿĀshūrāʾ and other than [that]. So a young child is rewarded for his prayers, fasts, Ḥajj, and other than that of [good] deeds, and with that he’s considered to be of greater virtue than those who haven’t done as he’s done.

Majmūʿ Al-Fatāwá, vol. 2, p. 478, as quoted by the shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him.

Source: @dr_albukhary. 5 Dec 21. 23:46 GMT+3.