Today, it is quite disheartening to see that some parents rejoice
when the newborn child is a male and show their dissatisfaction when the
child is a female. But, this should not be the attitude. Islam does not
condone this type of behavior, as such was the manner of the parents in
the time of ignorance.
Children are gifts of Allah and there is no difference between male or female child but Islam said they should be righteous child Holy Prophet (pbuh) said:
الولد الصالح ریحانه من ریاحین الجنه
“A righteous child is a flower from flowers of heaven.” (1)
He also said:
Therefore, the parents are responsible for their children and they should be careful how they treat and rear them.
من سعاده الرجل الولد الصالحه
“Of the signs of prosperity, the righteous child is one.” (2)
1) The Book Wafi, Part 12, pages 196-197.
2) The Book Wafi, Part 12, pages 196-197.