“Islam calls for material and emotional justice and fair treatment from both parents to their children, regardless of their sexes. A male child is not to be given special preference over a female child, or vice versa. The Prophet of Allah (Peace be upon Him) said to one of his companions who had given a present to only one of his children: “Did you give all your children like this?”
He said: “No.”
He said: “Fear Allah and be just with all of your children.” [Muslim #1623]

Islam requires parents to give their children beautiful names, take proper care of them, take care of all their needs, provide for them reasonably in accordance with the parent’s income, and ensure a decent, respected and honorable life for them. And the authentic prophetic tradition says:
“Verily Allah has prohibited for you to be disobedient and ungrateful to your mothers or to bury your daughters alive…” [Bukhari #1407 & Muslim #593 ]

Islamic law stipulates that parents must care and pay attention to their children, especially girls for their special needs.
The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) also said:
“Whoever supports two girls till they attain maturity, he and I will come on the Day of Resurrection like this.” The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) then joined his fingers to illustrate this. [Muslim #2631]

Islam commands justice in all matters and this general ruling is applied to all children regardless of their sexes. Allah, the Exalted, states in the Glorious Qur’an:
(Verily Allah enjoins justice and the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, wickedness, and injustice and oppression. He admonishes you that you may take heed. [16:90]

“Whoever is tested by trials in caring for these daughters, they will be a cover for him from Hellfire.” [Bukhari #1352 & Muslim #2629 ]”


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