An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘Materialistic Greed & Rivalry: A Tafsir of Surat 102 – al-Takathur’ – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)
Full Talk: https://youtu.be/-m7NTTQObJg
As part of human weaknesses, parents use children as possession to advance and display their position and worth in society. Just as material possessions are used to display a person’s worth, children are also used to display a person’s worth and to gain prestige, honour and status in society. This is a great injustice towards children and forbidden in the Qur’an and Hadith.