Are we being fair to our children?


Many children complain that parents are not fair enough. They prefer one over the others and they tend to demonstrate it clearly.

Is this the trait of a believer?

Some prefer their daughters over their sons. others prefer their sons over their daughters. Others prefer those who have a fair skin over the tanned skin…and when they have to offer something, they are unjust.
The Prophet said: Act equally between your children; Act equally between your sons .


May this hadith be a powerful reminder to you. Those who believe their parents are unfair, please teach them this  hadith so that they may not be confronted with dire punishment on the Day of Judgment

Hadith – Dawud, Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir I heard An-Nu’man bin Bashir on the pulpit saying, “My father gave me a gift but ‘Amra bint Rawaha (my mother) said that she would not agree to it unless he made Allah’s Apostle as a witness to it. So, my father went to Allah’s Apostle and said, ‘I have given a gift to my son from ‘Amra bint Rawaha, but she ordered me to make you as a witness to it, O Allah’s Apostle!’ Allah’s
Apostle asked, ‘Have you given (the like of it) to everyone of your sons? ‘ He replied in the negative. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Be afraid of Allah, and be just to your children.’ My father then returned and took back his gift.”



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