The Prophet’s ﷺ Love for Children – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 26th February 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
If we take any aspect of the character of Rasulullah ﷺ we come to realise that he is a shining example for all of humanity. His attitude and behaviour towards children was one which was full of compassion, love, justice and mercy. Despite being the leader of the Muslims, leading them into battle and conducting himself with leaders of various Arab tribes, he would adopt a playful and caring attitude when it came to spending time with children. His softness and leniency towards children serve as a prime example on how we should behave and treat children.
Rasulullah ﷺ was blessed with many daughters and was often mocked by the Quraysh of Makkah for not having any sons to continue his lineage. This was at a time where daughters were looked down upon and mistreated, however the Prophet ﷺ treated his daughters with much love and affection. Many examples can be found of the Prophet’s ﷺ love for his daughters, especially those who saw how he would treat and behave with his beloved daughter Fāṭimah رضي الله عنها, often raising from where he sat to give her his seat. The Prophet ﷺ also demonstrated showing love and affection equally to all children, regardless of whether they were a relation to him or not. If we could but act on his conduct, we would have a society much happier and healthy towards children.
Find out in this talk how the Prophet ﷺ would show compassion, love and mercy to all children with many examples from Qur’an and Hadith.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:
5:22 – The Complete character of the Prophet ﷺ
14:14 – Celebrating the birth of boys and not announcing the birth of girls
18:34 – The irony of the attitude of the Pagan Arabs towards daughters
24:44 – The difficulty of the childhood of Rasulullah ﷺ
34:27 – Would you want to be your own child?
41:02 – How Rasulullah ﷺ would handle his son, Sayyiduna Ibrahim
56:59 – The playful nature of the Prophet ﷺ with children
1:08:32 – The Prophet’s ﷺ love for Usamah ibn Zaid
1:16:27 – The Prophet’s ﷺ consideration for children
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