Quotations on Children

Muslim Hadiths

“Nothing a parent may award his (or her) child is better than a good upbringing.” –Al-Tirmidhi, Kitab al-Birr wa al-Silah 4.338, Hadith 1952

“May Allah have mercy on a parent who helps his child be grateful and kind to him.” –Ibn Abu Shaybah, Al-Musannaf, Kitab al-Adab, 6/101

“It is a grave sin for one to neglect a person whom he is responsible for sustaining.” –Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Zakat, 2/136, Hadith 1692

“He is not one of us who shows no mercy to our young.” –Al-Tirmidhi, Kitab al-birr 4/322, Hadith 1921

“Fear Allah and be fair to your children.”—Muslim, Sahih, Kitab al-Hibat 3/1242-1243)