What can be done about a naughty baby?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It appears that you are a first time parent and you do not have the insight in growing up children.

It is normal for a child who is growing up to be active and busy, especially in the second year.

Many parents experience the difficulties of controlling children of this age. Hence, the saying “terrible two’s”.

As a Muslim you should understand that a child is a bounty from Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala).

A child presents us with an opportunity to invest for the hereafter. If the parents nurture the Iman of the child and educates the child in Deen, the child may become a Hafiz of Quran or become an Alim. If he does not become a Hafiz or an Alim, he may be a pious, practising Muslim. He could be an asset to the community and secure the Deen of Allah in any capacity. All this is the result of the patience and the perseverance of the parents, especially the mother. All this will be for the account of the parents in the hereafter.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) says

{ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ} [التوبة: 120] – Allah does not destroy the reward of the people who do good.

In business you will experience difficulties, but because you know the benefits of the business whenever you face difficulties you persevere. You do not complain.

Here also, you should focus on the positive outcome. Consider the phase and the attitude of the child as a test from Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) for this bounty.

Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) gave you a child. You should be thankful to Allah for this bounty


And Allah knows best.

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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