What is the good treatment of daughters mentioned in the hadeeth of the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] which says; "He" who has three girls, has patience with them, gives them drink and clothes them, they would be as a screen from the fire"?
Answer: The good treatment of daughters and other relatives is in there Islamic upbringing, their being raised 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 up upon the 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 the 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.
This question was answered by The Permanent Committee. The committee is responsible for making research into and giving answers to religious issues in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It consisted of major scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited