Hadith for Children
Arguing and fighting
Muhammad Javed ‘Attari Madani
The Final Prophet of Allah, Sayyiduna Muhammad Al-Mustafa صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘اِنَّ اَبْغَضَ الرِّجَالِ اِلَی اللهِ اَلْاَلَدُّ الْخَصِمُ’ ‘The most disliked person to Allah Almighty is the one who argues excessively,’ (Bukhari, vol. 2, p. 130, Hadith 2457).
Dear children! Arguing is harmful. It can make you lose friends, cause problems, and get you into a lot of trouble. People usually avoid kids who argue all the time. After all, nobody wants to be in an upsetting environment. Plus, Allah Almighty loves those children who avoid arguing, even when they are in the right.
Do you know what is worse than fighting over big issues? Fighting over small issues, like fighting with your brother or sister over food. If you feel upset, tell a grown-up instead of fighting.
Rather, good kids should reconcile and forgive others. If another child has done anything to hurt you, even then instead of fighting and arguing, overlook it or tell your parents about it in a nice way without complaining about it.
May Allah Almighty make us forgiving people and save us from fighting and arguing.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم