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Daughters are a Gift: How Islam Elevates the Status of Girls

Allah created human beings as men and women out of His wisdom and knowledge. And so out of His knowledge and wisdom again, Allah can give you a daughter only, He can give you a son only, and He can give you both.

So, don’t ever abandon your child. Allah indicates: “He gives daughters to whom He wills, and He gives sons to whom He wills. Or He bestows both males and females, and barren whom He wills.”  (Al Qur’an)

All of this is done in accordance with Allah’s unrivaled wisdom and well-being. He bestows whatever He deems appropriate for someone. Daughters are a gift from Allah. Sons are also blessed by Allah. Both are equally important.

Men are dependent on women, and women are dependent on men. In His infinite wisdom, Allah created a way of life on Earth that necessitates both. Both are dependent on each other. Allah’s special wisdom and well-being are required for both creation and birth.

Many people who are dissatisfied with the birth of a daughter do not express joy when the child is born. Nobody ever brings up the subject of “having a girl.” They don’t answer when they’re asked about their child.

Just as the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that daughters are a gift from Allah, and the love and the affection that he had shown to his daughters should be our ideal.

And they finally do, it’s always in a helpless, hushed tone, “I have a daughter.” The husband is frequently so dissatisfied with his wife just because she’s pregnant with a girl that he would stop talking to his wife.

However, people must understand what this woman’s will is. His will does not include any provisions for his sons or daughters. He has no control over anything. These matters go back to Allah’s wisdom and goodness. He is the All-Powerful.

Narrated by Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever has three daughters and is patient with them, will enter Paradise. (In the narration of Muhammad ibn Yunus as an additional part of this hadith) One person asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, if there are two?’  He replied, ‘Even two.’  The man asked again, ‘if there is one, O Messenger of Allah?’  He said, ‘though one’.”(Baihaqi, Shuabul Iman: 6311)

Looking at our situation, we can see that some Muslims are overjoyed to have a son. They immediately tell their friends, family, and loved ones about what it’s like to have a boy. Sweets are cheerfully handed out. Everything was planned with a lot of pomp and circumstance by Akika.

Having a boy is a topic that is brought up frequently, and his upbringing is given special consideration. If the boy appears to be ill, take him to the doctor right away.

The daughter should not be dissatisfied in any way. Muslims should refrain from doing this. Just as the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that daughters are a gift from Allah, and the love and the affection that he had shown to his daughters should be our ideal. 

We should follow the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to treat his daughters with great love and affection. He had four daughters. Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her, Zaynab, may Allah be pleased with her, Ruqayya, may Allah be pleased with her, Umm Kulsum, may Allah be pleased with her.

The first three daughters died earlier. The death of Hazrat Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) took place six months after the death of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). 

Whenever the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) went on a journey, he would finally meet Hazrat Fatima (R.A.). When he returned from the tour, he first met Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her. 

Through his deeds with his daughters, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) set an unparalleled example of respect, affection, and love that we should be giving to our daughters.