Sons - Islamic Guidance in Caring for Sons
  • Question:

    My question is regarding the value of bring blessed with sons. I have heard and read a lot about daughters’ blessings, for example: when Allah is the happiest, He gives daughter / when three daughters are born the paradise doors are opened for the parents. What about parents who are blessed with sons only? What is the value in caring for sons in Islam?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    There is great reward in bringing up male offspring as well.

    Allah gives the example of Luqman, the Wise teaching his son, in the Quran. Islamic scholars have stated that Luqman’s story is the basis for learning correct upbringing and training for children. Numerous hadiths also indicate the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) interacting, teaching and advising children while looking after their well-being. He (peace and blessings upon him) took particular concern in the well-being and upbringing of his grandsons, Hasan and Husayn (may Allah be pleased with them).

    There is endless reward in bringing up and nurturing children, both male and female.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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