I was googling an ayah to find where it was in the Quran and by sheer chance (actually, Allah’s pre-ordained Qadr (destiny) in my view!) I came across this emotionally moving fatwa.
Its such a simple question and response…but just look! Just how “masum” (pure and innocent) and valuable this is! How many thousands of Muslims could benefit from thinking like this child! How beautiful is it to see such a strong relationship with Allah subhana wa ta’ala at such a young age. There is a hadith qudsi where Allah says, “I am to My servant what he THINKS of me.” Why can’t others realize their problems and bad relationships are an echo of their relationship with Allah?
Can I tell my five year old daughter that Allah is her best friend?
Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher
Can I tell my five year old daughter that Allah is her best friend? My daughter was having trouble sleeping. At first I thought that I would reassure her that I was her best friend. This did not work and so I thought that Allah would be the best of friends for her. This worked and my child was very happy at having such a friend. I think I have done the right thing but would value your opinion.
I pray that you and your family are in good health and strong iman.
There is certainly nothing wrong with telling your daughter that Allah Most High is her best friend.
Some of the 99 Names of Allah include:
1. Al-Waliyy (Protecting Friend)
2. Al-Wadud (The Loving)
3. Al-Muhaymin (The Guardian)
Allah the Exalted tells us in the Qur’an, “Allah is the Protecting Friend of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light..” (2:257).
As parents, we should emphasize the loving attributes of Allah Most High. This will inculcate the love of Allah in our children’s hearts and sow the seeds for lives of obedience and righteousness, insha’Allah.
And Allah knows best.
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