The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever has three daughters and is patient with them and gives them to drink and clothes them, they will be a protection for him against the Fire.” Will they be a protection against the Fire for their father only, or will their mother have a share in that too? I have three daughters, praise be to Allaah.
Praise be to
The hadeeth applies to both the father and the mother.
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said, “Whoever has
two daughters and treats them kindly, they will be a protection for
him against the Fire.” The same applies if he has sisters or paternal
or maternal aunts etc., and he treats them kindly, we hope that he will
attain Paradise for that. For when he treats them kindly, he deserves
a great reward and to be protected from the Fire, so he will be kept
away from the Fire because of his good deed.
This applies only to Muslims,
because if a Muslim does these good deeds seeking the pleasure of Allaah,
he will have earned salvation from the Fire. There are many means of
gaining salvation from the Fire and admittance to Paradise, so the believer
should try to attain many of them. Islam itself is the only means and
is the basic cause of gaining admittance to Paradise and salvation from
There are actions which,
if the Muslim does them, he will enter Paradise and be saved from Hell,
such as taking care of daughters or sisters, then they will be a protection
for him against the Fire. Whoever dies leaving behind three little ones
who have not yet reached the age of puberty, they will be a protection
for him against the Fire. They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what about
two?” He said, “And two.” They did not ask him about one. It was narrated
in a saheeh report that he
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah says, if I
take from My slave the one whom he loves most in this world and he bears
that with patience seeking reward from Me, he will have no less a reward
than Paradise.” So Allaah explains that the believing slave has no less
a reward with Him than Paradise, if He takes one whom he loves of the
people of this world, and he bears that with patience and seeks reward.
One of our little ones is included in this hadeeth, if Allaah takes
him and causes him to die, and his father or mother or both bear that
with patience and seek reward, then they will have Paradise. This is
a great bounty from Allaah. The same applies to husbands, wives and
all other relatives and friends, if they are patient and seek reward
then they are included in this hadeeth, so long as they take care to
avoid anything which could prevent that, such as dying committing major
sin. We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound.