QUESTION: What is the good treatment of daughter mentioned in the hadith: "He who has three girls has patience with them, gives them drink and clothes them they would be as a screen for him from the fire""?
ANSWER: The good treatment of daughters and other relatives is in their Islamic upbringing, their being raised up upon the truth, the eagerness to protect their chastity, to distance them from that which is forbidden by Allaah of public beautification and other such matters. Similarly sisters, sons etc, are brought up in this fashion and other such variations of good treatment.
This is so that everybody may be brought upon obedience of Allaah and His Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] far from his prohibitions and upon fulfilling his rights, The Most Glorious and Most High. Hence it is known that what is intended by good treatment is not merely providing food, drink, and clothing, rather that intended is much more general than this, their good treatment in the affairs of the religion and worldly life.
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