It is stated in Ahaadees that
Awlaad are a bounty from Almighty Merciful Allaah, particularly when
they are on the right path. Sons are Ne'mat and daughters are Rahmat.
Parents are obliged to give proper and quality education to their
children together with moral uplifting so that they may remain steadfast
on the right path throughout their life. Children are a trust from
Allaah so the parents should not overlook their duty towards them. They
should be trained and educated in such a way that they could not be
taken astray by anyone, especially in these days of immoralities which
has been lavishly scattered all around the globe.
It is also said that if Awlaad commits sinful acts then the parents also
will be taken to task, and when parents die and leave behind them
righteous Awlaad who perform good deeds then the parents also shall be
rewarded. As for secular education it has no any guarantee for its
benefits but religious education is cent percent guaranteed for.
! Imaam Jaa'far Saadiq (A.S.) said that if a woman is being late
in conception for a child, she should recite this Duaa:
Allaahumma Laa Tazar'nee Fardan Wa Anta Khayrul Waaritheen, Waheedan
Wahashan Fa Yaksuru An Tafakkuri Bal Habalee Aakibata Swidqin Dhukooran
Wa Unaasan Aanasu Bihim Minal Wahshati Wa Askunu Ilayhim Minal Wahdati
Wa Ashkuruka Inda Tamaamin Ni'amati, Yaa Wahhaabu Yaa Adhweemu Yaa
Mu'adh-dhamu, Thumma A'atwini Fee Kulli Aafiyatin Shukran Hattaa
Tablughanee Minha Ridhwaanuka Fi Sidqil Hadeethi Wa Adaa'il Amaanati Wa
Wafaa'in Bil Ahadi .
! A person who wishes his wife to be pregnant: on Friday recite 2
rak'at Namaaz, with prolonged Rukuu' and Sujood, and recite this Duaa:
Alaahumma Innee As'aluka Bimaa Sa'alaka Bihee Zakariyya, Rabbee Laa
Tadharnee Fardan Wa Anta Khayrul Waaritheen, Alaahumma Hablee Min
Ladunka Dhurriyyatan Twayyibatan, Innaka Samee'ud-Duaa'a. Alaahumma
Bismika Istahalaltu Haa Wafee Amaanatika Akhadha-tuhaa Fa'in Kadhayta
Fee Rahamihaa Waladan Waj'alhu Ghulaamam Mubaarakan Zakiyyan Walaa
Taj'al-Lish-Shaytwaani Feehi Shirkan Walaa Naseeba .
! It is narrated that a person who does not have any children
should make firm intention that if Allaah (S.W.T.) bestows a child to
him he shall name it ALI or HUSAYN, then Inshaa'Allaah he will get
children. And if a woman does the intention of naming the child MUHAMMAD
or ALI, she will conceive a baby-boy.
! A certain person complained to Imaam Muhammad Baaqir (A.S.) for
the scarcity of children the Imaam showed him this Amal: For three days,
after Namaaz-e-Sub'h and Ishaa, recite 70 times SUB'HAANALLAAH and 70
times ASTAGHFIRULLAAH. And then recite this Duaa:
Istaghfiru Rabbukum Innahoo Kaana Ghaffaaran Yursilus-Samaa'a Alaykum
Midraaran Wa Yumdid Bikum Bi Amwaalin Wa Baneena, Waja'allakum Jannaatin
Wa Yaj'allakum Anhaara .
! When a woman is in extreme labour pains her husband should
recite the following Aayat for quick delivery of the child:
Fa Ajaa'ahal Makhaadhu Ilaa Jiz'in-Nakhlati, Qaalat Yaa Laytanee Mittu
Qabla Haadhaa Wa Kuntu Nasiyyam Mansiyya. Fanaadaahaa Min Tahtihaa Allaa
Tahdhanee Qad Ja'ala Rabbuki Tahtaki Sariyyan Wa Huzzee Ilayki Bi Jiz'in
Nakhlati Tusaaqit Alayki Rutaban Janiyya.
(1) To keep children safe from calamities recite AR-RABBO many
(2) Recitation of AR-RAQEEBO many times also safeguards the
(3) If one recites AL-BARRO 202 times his/her children shall be
lucky and successful in their lawful dealings.
(4) To make the children faithful and obedient to parents recite
this Duaa 7 times after every Waajib Namaaz:
Rabbee Hablee Min Ladunka Dhurriyyatan Twayyibatan Innaka Sameeud-Duaa.
(5) When a child shows signs of disobedience one should recite 7
times SURAH ASH-SHOORA or once SURAH AL-AHZAAB and pray for the cure of
(6) To keep the child safe from misfortune, accidents, or mischief
write SURAH AL- WAAQIAH with saffron and tie it as a Ta'veez.
(7) Ta'veez of SURAH AL -BALAD keeps the child safe from the evil
of genie and an evil eye.
(8) Recite SURAL AL-QADR (Innaa Anzalnaa.) and blow the breath on
the child while taking him/her outdoors, this will be a safety guard
from evil eyes.
(9) For the safety of an unborn child and its mother during
pregnancy write this Aayat with saffron and tie it to the mother:
Yaa Ayyuhan-Naasut-Taqoo Rabbakum Innaa Zalzalatas-Saa'atee Shay'un
(10) Imam Ali (A.S.) advised one of his companions that if he wished
to be blessed with sufficient children he should regularly recite Adhaan
in clear voice in his house.
(11) If a woman does not give birth to a child within reasonable
period then she and her husband should recite SURAH WAL-FAJR 3 to 7
(12) Make the child increase its intellectual power by reciting AL-BAAISU
as often as possible.
To make your child become a brave person make him recite SURAH