The Children Of Today-The Islam Of Tomorrow

As Muslims we are blessed with reminders at the dawn of each Islamic month. The month of Rajab  brings with it the beautiful all-encompassing treasure of Salaah.Let us use this as an opportunity to ponder and reflect over the quality of our own Salaah,to make this a practice in our lives if we are not already doing so, and if we are, to make each Salaah the best one of our lives.

Let us inculcate in our children true love for Salaah as opposed to being a “burden” or a “task” that needs to be completed asap:”Naoozubillah”!

Fathers take your sons to the Masjid instead of allowing Shaitaan to take them to his dens of vice and sin.

Mothers create an environment of Salaah in your home and stress upon the fulfillment of all needs through Salaah…be it the Pritt your child needs for school or success in the examinations. Instead of running off to yoga and fitness classes, show your daughter’s the true bounties of Salaah.

Single parents-no excuse either.Allah azza wajal has blessed you with many avenues and resources to infuse the hearts and souls of the little ones with the love to be the flag bearers of Islam.Designate the little ones with calling out the Azaan,Preparing the Salaah area, walking the elder ones…use rewards and incentives(star charts etc),audio and visual aids, bring the spirit of Salaah and Islam ALIVE in our homes! We adorn our homes/children’s rooms with fancy accessories, activity areas etc… Have we specified an area for Salaah?

Do we even know what the rewards for Salaah are, not to mention the countless physical, medical, and emotional benefits? If we but embraced and treasured this beautiful gift we would not be worried in our search and crave for peace in this world…

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  1. Juhani Hassan

    I live in non-Islamic environment and my relatives are not Muslim but my children are very good children. Alhamdulillah. They are 7, 5, 3 years old. I never let them mix and play with non-Muslim children but I spend time most of my time to them although I have to work very hard. My husband never give time to take care of the children or stay home due to his work and his personal life. But for me as a mother, I take all pain and tiredness to take care and rising my children for the pleasure of Allah. I hope any sister never lose hope and patient if your children don’t behave well. The mother can be good sample for our children. We should make a lot of dua for our children.

    My Daughter, 7 years old, has always observed her hijab since she was 2 years old whenever she was outside. Sons also wear Muslim cap. They love Muslim dress. My daughter sometimes wear the niqab as well because she saw me wear it whenever I go out. She said to me “Umme, I don’t care if our neighbors and relatives says anything bad to me about my niqab. I just want to wear it for the pleasure of Allah.”

    Whenever I buy snack to them, they will choose only snacks that have Halal certification. Nowadays, the daughter and one son try to pray 5 times a day. The little one could read salaah 80% now.

    I teach them to love Allah more than me and themselves. Whenever they lazy to do something or fighting among sister and brother, I would explain and told them that say “Maaf to each other for the pleasure of Allah” They all would say maaf and forgive even they don’t like to do. Whenever I mention the name of Allah, they would do even it takes sometime to let them stop fighting, anger, lazy, etc.

    If I made any mistakes, I also said to my children “Maaf Umme” and before sleep I let them recite the dua and the first Kalimah Tayyibah. Mother and children maaf each other. I often seek forgiveness from Allah for my mistake the way I taught or got angry with my children sometime as to take care of small three children alone is not easy job. I try to change myself and try my best to be good sample for them and I told them everyday that our eternal life is hereafter so we must try our best to follow the command of Allah.

    Even they are too small, Allah make them understanding and make them good children. Many of my neighbors also said that my kids are very good children and they are surprised that children listen to mother very well.

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