Inkaar al-Walad - Denouncing your child
You must know it is forbidden to denounce your child. Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that,
“A Bedouin came to the Messenger (saw) and said, ‘My wife gave birth to a black child and so I have disowned him.” The Prophet (saw) said, ‘do you have camels?’ he said ‘yes,’ he (saw) replied, ‘what colour are they?’ he said, ‘white’ the Messenger (saw) replied, ‘are any of them dusky?’ he said, ‘yes,’ he (saw) said, ‘from where did it come from?’ the man said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Perhaps it came from the genes of their ancestors.’ So the Prophet (saw) said, ‘this child (of yours) can also be related to genes.’ (i.e. so do not denounce your child)” Saheeh al-Muslim
What does the term Inkaar al-Walad mean?
- Guarding the Tongue
- Denouncing your child