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The Excellence of Raising Daughters

by | Apr 11, 2015

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Daughters are a great blessing from Almighty Allah to parents. Raising daughters means salvation and a path to Jannah for their parents. According to hadeeth, when a boy is born, he brings one Noor (light), and when a girl is born, she brings two lights.

Rewards Of Raising Daughters In Hadith:

It is narrated in a Hadith.

Suppose parents are kind and generous towards their daughters. Then they will be close to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Jannah. Like one finger is to the next.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) also explained that the person who faces hardship while raising daughters makes Sabr (is patient). Then his daughters will be a Purdah (curtain) between him and Hell.

The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters. Along with this general encouragement, Islam gives special merits to seeking and bringing up girls. In the past, people hated their daughters.

وَإِذَا بُشِّرَ أَحَدُهُم بِٱلْأُنثَىٰ ظَلَّ وَجْهُهُۥ مُسْوَدًّا وَهُوَ كَظِيمٌ

And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.

يَتَوَٰرَىٰ مِنَ ٱلْقَوْمِ مِن سُوٓءِ مَا بُشِّرَ بِهِۦٓ ۚ أَيُمْسِكُهُۥ عَلَىٰ هُونٍ أَمْ يَدُسُّهُۥ فِى ٱلتُّرَابِ ۗ أَلَا سَآءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ

He hides from the people because he has been informed of the ill. Should he keep it in humiliation or bury it in the ground? Indeed, evil is what they decide. (An-Nahl 16:58-59)

But the Messenger of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH), came elevating the status of this gift given by Allah, welcoming the daughters. And raising the importance for raising daughters with words to delight the hearts of the believing fathers and bring joy to their souls.

“Whoever takes care of two girls until they reach adulthood. he and I will come (together) on the Day of Resurrection. and he interlaced his fingers (meaning in Paradise).”


Status Of Parents For Raising Daughters in Islam:

So can any more incredible honor be given to the daughter and those who wish to have daughters and bring them up properly? And he said in another Hadith:

Whoever has three daughters or sisters, or two daughters of two sisters, and lives along with them in a good manner. and has patience with them, and fears Allah about them will enter Paradise.”

(Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhee and others).

And in another Hadith:

They will be a shield for him from the Fire.”
(Ahmad and Ibn Maajah).

And along with the Messenger’s (PBH) honoring the daughters with his words. We find that he also gives us a living example of his actions and behavior. for example,

“One day he (PBUH) led his Companions in Prayer while carrying Umaamah bint Zaynab (RA). when he made rukoo’, he would put her down, and then when he stood, he would pick her up.”
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

So the position of daughters in Islam is prominent because of the encouragement it gives them. And also the hater it has for those who hate them or is grieved at their births! We know from this that hate in some souls toward something. If found – is not a proper judgment upon that thing, and this is explained in the Quran. as Allah says:

 فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ فَعَسَىٰٓ أَن تَكْرَهُوا۟ شَيْـًٔا وَيَجْعَلَ ٱللَّهُ 

…If you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing, and Allah makes therein much good. (An-Nisa’ 4:19)

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