Parents forsaking their children

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I just wanted to know that what does the Quran or Hadith say about parents forsaking their own children?



This is a serious wrong.

We have been exhorted repeatedly in the Quran and Hadith to fulfill our responsibilities, and not to forsake them!
A Hadith in Sahih Bukhari states that every person is a shepherd, and will be asked regarding his flock.
In other words, every father will also be asked about how he fulfilled the rights of his children. If he failed, he will be liable.

(Also see: Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2257 & Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4108)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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