The beloved daughters are not a burden on their parents. Rather they are the great gift of Allah. We, as parents should thankful to Allah that he blessing us with children whether they are daughter or son. No doubt, beloved daughters are a blessing, not a burden.
What Arabs Did with Daughters?
In previous times Arabs, buried their beloved daughters alive in the grave. The Arabs used to be saddened and irritated with the birth of their beloved daughters. So a father, when informed his wife that she had birthed a beloved daughter, said, “By Allah, she is not as blissful as a son; her defense is crying and her care is but stealing!”
He meant she couldn’t guard her dad and her family aside from crying and shouting, not via conveying arms and battling. She also can’t be great to them and care for them except taking from her husband’s account to provide for her family. So all these thoughts agreed their father be buried their beloved daughters alive into the grave.
Quran sayings about the Beloved Daughters:
In the Quran:
“And when the girl-child who was buried alive is asked. Upon what sin was she killed for.”
[Surah al-Takweer, Verses 8-9]
Another saying of Allah:
“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]
Allah says in the Quran:
“Indeed ruined are those who slay their children out of senseless ignorance and forbid the sustenance which Allah has bestowed upon them, in order to fabricate lies against Allah; they have undoubtedly gone astray and not attained the path.”
[Surah al-Anaam, Verse 140]
Daughters in Time of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW):
But after the arrival of Hazrat Muhammad(S.A.W), the worst culture and tradition of Arabs were changed. The Prophet (PBUH) of Islam made Paradise the recompense of every father who conducts himself well with his daughters. Who has patience in raising them, provides their moral education, and observes Allah’s commands concerning them until they come of age or until his. The Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) made the place of the father in Paradise next to him. Hadrat Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (SAWW) 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.)
Hazrat Muhammad(S.A.W) again said:
“When a boy is born, then he brings one Noor (light) and when a girl is born, then she brings two Noors.”
Another statement of Hazrat Muhammad(S.A.W)
“The person who is faced with hardship due to his daughters, and makes Sabr (is patient), then his daughters will be a Pardah (curtain) between him and the Hell-fire.”
Muslims should also remember that the family of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is from his beloved daughter Sayyidah Fatima Zahra (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha).
Dear friends, you should also thankful to Allah if you birth beloved daughters because beloved daughters are a great and important gift of Allah. So you should always remember it! beloved daughters are a blessing and not a burden.