Pray Durood taj if childless
Mu` meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah`s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh Iam a happily married women but i dont have any childrens...so someone told me to read Darood-e-Taj and surrha Marriam once a day after asir time...so please kindlly tell me should i do this or no...?????
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Pray Durood Taj if Childless
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.
Dear Sister in Islam, firstly we, as believers, must firmly believe that it is Allah Subhanah Alone who bestows His favors on anyone He wills. Allah Subhanah has put mankind through a series of tests in the life of this transitory world. To some He bestows all His favors, and tests to see whether the slave is grateful or not! To some He bestows His favors in limited measures, to test what does His slave do?Does he remain patient and steadfast and puts his full trust in the Mercy of His Merciful Lord Alone; or does he loose hope in the Merciful; or does he become impatient and starts invoking and treading on paths which are not approved by Allah and His Messenger (saws)!
Even the noble Prophets of Allah were tested in similar fashion in regards to children; but they remained steadfast and never lost hope in the Mercy of their Lord. Prophet Abraham had no children, but he never lost hope in the Mercy of Allah and would constantly supplicate Allah Subhanah to grant him a righteous offspring. After years of supplications, when Prophet Abraham was in his old age (in excess of 80 years!) and after his wife had technically become barren, Allah Subhanah blessed Prophet Abraham with a righteous son who was to become a Prophet! Similar was the case with Prophet Zachariah, and he was tested for a long period of time by being kept childless by Allah Subhanah. At long, when he had passed his test by keeping his faith and trust in Allah Subhanah Alone, Allah blessed him also with a righteous son.
Prophet Mohamed (saws) had four daughters; but as Allah would have willed, his sons would die in their infancy and childhood! But he remained constant in his supplications, and put his trust in Allah Subhanah Alone.
There is absolutely nothing in the authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he formed a particular ritual, or recited a particular Surah or Durood at a particular time, when he supplicated Allah Subhanah! Whenever he needed anything, he would humbly beseech and implore his Merciful Lord and beg him for all his needs.
Thus, it does not behove a believer to start a practice which was not done or approved by the Messenger of Allah (saws); for if he did, he would be following a bidah or an innovation, and not the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).
Dear Sister, never ever despair of Allahs Infinite Mercy, and be constant in your supplications to him to grant you righteous children.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Shuraa verses 49-50:
49 To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows (children) male or female, according to His Will (and Plan).
50 Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He wills: for He is Full of knowledge and power.
Allah bestows male or female children to whomever He Wills, or bestows both males and females to whomsoever He Wills; or leaves barren whom He Wills! Allah Alone is the Bestower of all things.
Beloved sister, if it is Allahs Will to bless you with children, none can stop His Mercy; and if it is His Will to leave you barren, none can bestow what He withholds! Thus be constant in your supplications to your Merciful Lord and never ever despair of His Sublime and Infinite Mercy. And if you remain patient and steadfast in your supplications, and accept this as a trial from your Lord; He will bestow a great reward upon you in the life of the Hereafter.
And constantly recite the dua of Prophet Zakariya when he was childless, from the Holy Quran: O my Lord! Leave me not without offspring, though Thou art the Best of Inheritors.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 89-90:
89 And (remember) Zakariya when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! leave me not without offspring, though Thou art the Best of Inheritors.
90 So We listened to him: and We granted him Yahya: We cured his wife's (barrenness) for him. These three were ever quick in emulation in good works: they used to call on Us with love and reverence, and humble themselves before Us.
May Allah Subhanah make your trial easy for you, and from His Immense and Immeasurable Bounty, grant you righteous and pious children who are a contentment of your eyes in the life of this world; and a source of earning huge rewards from the Merciful in the eternal life of the Hereafter.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,