I would just like to ask if its true that when a woman gives birth, after all the pain shes been through,that it wipes all her sins away.
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Salaam Alaykum, I would just like to ask if its true that when a woman gives birth, after all the pain shes been through,that it wipes all her sins away.
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Child Birth wipes all sins
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Amongst the many honorable roles a woman performs in her life, the one that is singled out by Allah Subhanah, and undoubtedly deserves the most honor and reward, is the role played by the woman as a mother. Time and again, Allah in His Glorious Quran and the Prophet (saws) in his authentic and established Sunnah has honored the woman and commanded the believers to honor their mother for her this supreme role.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqmaan verse 14:
14 And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command) "Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaaf verse 15:
15 We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: in pain did his mother bear him and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years he says "O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed upon me and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam."
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 1:
1 O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single person, created of like nature his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; reverence Allah through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5120 Narrated by Mu'awiyah ibn Hayadah
I said: O Messenger of Allah (saws)! To whom should I show (most) kindness? He (saws) replied: Your mother. I asked again: Who next? He (saws) replied Your mother. I asked for the third time: Who next? He (saws) replied: Your mother. I asked again: Who next? He (saws) replied: Your father.
Such is the reward for the pain and the suffering of a mother that the Prophet (saws) said that if a believing woman were to die because of the pain suffered during her period of childbirth, she would be counted and ranked amongst the martyrs by Allah Subhanah.
Your Question: I would just like to ask if its true that when a woman gives birth, after all the pain shes been through,that it wipes all her sins away
Abu Hurairah also reports that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a muslim -even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn - Allah removes some of his sins."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.551 Narrated by Abdullah
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: No Muslim is afflicted with any harm, even if it were the prick of a thorn, but that Allah expiates his sins because of that, (just) as a tree sheds its leaves!"
In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, there is absolutely no doubt that the pain and sacrifice the woman suffers during her period of child-birth wipes away her sins, but to the best of our knowledge there is no verse or hadith which specifically declares it wipes all her sins away.
Amongst the deeds that the Messenger of Allah (saws) specifically declared that all of ones sins are wiped away are:
- Sincere repentance
- Acceptance of Islam
- Migration in the Cause of Allah
- Being martyred in the Cause of Allah, and
- Hajj Mabrur or the Hajj which is accepted by Allah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,