Page 49 - Your relationship with Allah

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Teach them to thank Allah for the blessings
It is related from Suhayb, radhiallahu `anhu, "The affairs of a believer are astonishing, and are all
good; this is something which is true of him alone. For when something good comes to him he gives
thanks, while when something bad comes he is steadfast, which is good for him also."
Love them, hug them, and kiss them frequently
It is reported from Ayesha radiallahu anha that whenever Fatimah came into the room, Prophet
Sallallahu alaihe wasallam would stand up, welcome her, kiss her, and offer his seat, and whenever he
came into the room, she would stand up, take his hand, welcome him and kiss him and offer her seat.
When she came to see him during his final illness, he welcomed her and kissed her.
Treat all your children equally
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the sahih hadith: “Fear Allah and treat your
children fairly.”
It is reported from the father of Al Nu’man ibn Bashir radiallahu anhu that his father brought him to
the Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam and said, “I have given this son of mine a slave I have.” The
Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam asked, “Have you done the same for all the children?”(My father)
said, ‘No’. Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, “Fear Allah and treat all of your children
Reward them for their good actions and appreciate them
Sahih Muslim
Abu Dawood
Sahih Bukhari, 2447; Sahih Muslim, 1623
Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, Sharh al Sunnah 8/296, Kitab al-‘ataya wa’l-hadaya, bab al ruju fi hibbah al walad wa’l-taswiyyah