Hadith on Children: Equal treatment of children

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 3544
Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Act equally between your children; Act equally between your sons.

  • This hadith reported in Sunan Abi Dawud. In this hadith, the Prophet advises parents to treat their children equally, especially between their sons. This means that parents should not favor one child over the others or show any bias towards one child. They should treat all their children fairly, provide them with the same opportunities, and give them equal love and attention. In Islam, the concept of justice is highly valued, and treating children equally is a part of it. Neglecting this advice of the Prophet may cause conflicts, jealousy, and resentment among siblings, which can lead to a breakdown in family relationships. Therefore, this hadith emphasizes the importance of treating all children equally, without any discrimination or preference towards one child over another.