Daughters in Islam by Maulana Abu Talib Rahmani

An old video of Maulana Abu Talib Rahmani speaks on the importance of daughters in Islam is a much watch in today’s world.

Addressing a packed gathering, Maulana Rahmani said that by Allah’s (SWT) grace, we are capable of giving the children good education and they are becoming a Hafiz of holy Quran, engineers, lawyers, doctors and so on but asked:

“How will you answer to Allah if someone was starved to death while you were there and how would you respond to Allah if a person died because of thirsty while you were there?”

He said that it is quite disheartening to see when the newborn child is a male, some parents rejoice and show their dissatisfaction with the birth of girls.

In pre-Islamic times, the Arabs used to be disheartened and annoyed when the child is a female and bury their daughters alive for actual poverty or out of fear of a disgrace.

There are people nowadays who share these same pre-Islamic beliefs through female infanticide or undergoing blood test that can determine a baby’s sex.  

Making Daughters Doctor

Maulana Rahmani told the gathering to introduce their daughters to the field of medicine and encourage her to pursue career path.

This dire necessity will only come if one save their daughters from the evil practices and made her become a qualified and competent female gynecologists.

Watch the video:

What The Quran Says

 The holy Qur’an denounce and derogate them:

“And when the girl-child who was buried alive is asked. Upon what sin was she killed for.” [Surah al-Takweer, Verses 8-9]

When Islam was revealed, it decreed a daughter – like a son – was a gift from Allah, to be granted to whomever Allah wishes of His worshipers:

“For Allah only is the kingship of the heavens and the earth; He creates whatever He wills; He may bestow daughters to whomever He wills, and sons to whomever He wills. Or may mix them, the sons and daughters; and may make barren whomever He wills; indeed He is All Knowing, Able.” [Surah al-Shoora, Verses 49-50]

What The Prophet (SAW) Says

The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) of Islam made Paradise the recompense of every father who give their daughters special attention in the process of their upbringing.

Hazrath Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said,

Whoever brings up two girls till they reach the age of puberty, he and I will come on the Day of Resurrection like this,” (and he joined his blessed fingers.)-[Muslim].

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