We all know, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, that children are of the greatest blessings of life.
Allah tells us in the Quran “Al maalu wal banuuna zeenatul hayatid dunya”.
It was considered a sign of weakness to show love to your children. “By Allah, I have ten children and I’ve never once kissed one of them.” He’s trying to boast that he is so manly, he’s so macho that he’s never kissed any of his children.
And the prophet [saws], even though he was the gentle rahmatal lil alameen and he had the height of adab, when he saw such callousness he could not help but give a callous response back.
But the only time that you will feel happy that someone is better than you is your own son or daughter. That’s my boy, that’s my daughter, he’s done this he’s done that. And this is an amazing psychological reality that Allah created in every one of us.