"Bringing up Children in Islam" . ______________________________
The tarbiyah ( upbringing) of a child begins much before the birth of a child. It starts by choosing a pious wife
Even before the child is born, you should make an intention of making your child an aalim, haafiz, daaee etc.
During pregnancy, a woman should take care of what she utters and also should try to read Qur'an as much as possible because after a few months, the baby begins to hear and absorb what is going on around him.
A pious woman who will have her eyes, tongue, ears, actions intentions guarded will have a pious outcome. ✅Keep good names for your children. Keep reminding them of its meaning and make them feel special.
Children can be molded at a very tender age just the way we want , but once they grow up it becomes difficult to mold them. The nature of a child is like a plain paper ⬜. . .Whatever is imprinted on it initially will remain forever. Hence, it is important to create good images on this clean and pure page. 3⃣ You should build strong belief in a child for three things:
☝A. Tawheed, Oneness of Allah:
To build this belief.. Keep repeating five sentences with your child:
1. Allah s.w.t is watching everything
2. Allah s.w.t listens to everything
3. Everything comes from Allah s.w.t
4. It is Allah s.w.t who gives everything
5. Allah s.w.t will become angry if we disobey Him. B. Risaalat: Tell the seerah of our last Prophet to your kids. Instill love in their hearts for Mohammad s.a.w.
Teach them his sunnah to be followed day and night. Instead of Superman or Spiderman..let them have the Prophet s.a.w and his sahabaahs as their role model. ⌛C. Aakhirah: Create a desire for jannah in the hearts of your kids by mentioning the beauties and rewards in jannah! Tell them that there is unimaginable happiness and fun in jannah.
Similarly.. create in them fear for jahannum, hell fire. Instead of scaring them with stories of ghosts ,scare them with the reality of jahannum. These days parents are so busy that they hardly take out time for their kids. Continued in Comments