Daughters are great blessing from Almighty Allah to parents. They are a means of salvation and a path to Jannah for their parents.According to hadeeth when a boy is born, then he brings one Noor (light) and when a girl is born, then she brings two lights.
It is narrated in a Hadith that .
If parents are kind and generous towards their daughters. then they will be so close to the Holy Prophet (Pbuh) in Jannah. like one finger is to the next.
The Holy Prophet (Pbuh) also explained that the person who face hardship due to his daughters, and makes Sabr (is patient). then his daughters will be a Purdah (curtain) between him and Hell.
The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters. Along with this general encouragement Islam give special merits to seeking and bringing up girls.In the past people hated their daughters.
“And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark. and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonor or bury her in the earth? Certainly, evil is their decision.” (An-Nahl 16:58-59)
But the Messenger of Islam, Muhammad (Pbuh), came elevating the status of this gift given by Allah, welcoming the daughters. and raising high the importance of their upbringing with words to delight the hearts of the believing fathers and bring joy to their souls.
“Whoever takes care of two girls until they reach adulthood. he and I will come (together) on the Day of Resurrection. and he interlaced his fingers (meaning in Paradise).” (Reported by Muslim).
Position of Daughters in Islam:
So can there be any greater honor given to daughter and for those who wish to have daughters and bring them up properly? And he said in another Hadith:
“Whoever has three daughters or sisters, or two daughters of two sisters, and lives along with them in a good manner. and has patience with them, and fears Allah with regard to them will enter Paradise.” (Reported by Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhee and others).
And in another Hadith:
“They will be a shield for him from the Fire.” (Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah).
And along with the Messenger’s (Pbuh) honoring the daughters with his words. We find that he also give us a living example in his own actions and behavior. for example,
“One day he (Pbuh) led his Companions in Prayer whilst carrying Umaamah bint Zaynab (ra). when he made rukoo’ he would put her down, and then when he stood, he would pick her up.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
So the position of daughters in Islam is very clear and the encouragement that it gives for them. And also the hater it has for those who hate them or are grieved at their births!. We know from this that hate in some souls toward something .if found – is not a true judgment upon that thing and this is explained in the Quran. as Allah says:
“…If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.” (An-Nisa’ 4:19)