As of now, I am a boy but want to be a father when I grow up and want my child to have some freedom. Is this allowed?

  • That is not freedom. A child won't have the knowledge to know what is right or wrong. That's why ALL children are born a Muslim! Someone can easily misguide your "free" child to be a disbeliever. They can decide for themselves as they grow up. Until they are responsible for themselves, you are held responsible. Imagine if your child was to be a disbeliever. The entire bloodline from that child being a disbeliever. That is a huge responsibility. Jul 12 '18 at 15:00


Islam teaches us to:

يأمرون بالمعروف وينهون عن المنكر

enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong

Quran 9:71

And encouraging one's child to become a disbeliever is the opposite of that.

In Islam the parents' duty is not to provide their children freedom but to educate, train and prepare them for betterment in both this life and the next. Instructing children about religion is one of their duties:

يابني إن الله اصطفى لكم الدين فلا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون

O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are muslims.

Quran 2:132

يا بني أقم الصلاة وأمر بالمعروف وانه عن المنكر واصبر على ما أصابك

O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you.

Quran 31:17

وأمر أهلك بالصلاة

And enjoin prayer upon your family

Quran 20:132

Also according to Islamic beliefs, non-muslims go to hell for eternity:

والذين كفروا لهم نار جهنم لا يقضى عليهم فيموتوا ولا يخفف عنهم من عذابها كذلك نجزي كل كفور

And for those who disbelieve will be the fire of Hell. [Death] is not decreed for them so they may die, nor will its torment be lightened for them. Thus do we recompense every ungrateful one.

Quran 35:36

إن الله لعن الكافرين وأعد لهم سعيراً خالدين فيها أبداً لا يجدون ولياً ولا نصيراً

Indeed, Allah has cursed the disbelievers and prepared for them a Blaze. Abiding therein forever, they will not find a protector or a helper.

Quran 33:64-65

And parents have been commanded to save their families from it:

ياأيها الذين آمنوا قوا أنفسكم وأهليكم نارا وقودها الناس والحجارة عليها ملائكة غلاظ شداد

O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe

Quran 66:6

For someone who truly believes in Islam, loves Allah and loves their children, it would be unfathomable to let their children disbelieve.

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