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Don’t Speak to Strangers

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Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 06:47

Generally we say to our children: “Don’t speak to strangers.” But for a moment, let us sit back and reflect … We place them in front of the forbidden television screen and gladly allow a host of strangers to speak to them and to mould their minds and hearts. Their innocent minds are subjected to horror, shooting, killing, blood, bomb blasts, lewd and shameless behavior, and the list goes on. With time our children become immune to violence and they are tempted to act out the very scenes they have viewed. On one hand we will say to our children that alcohol is forbidden and having a relationship outside marriage is unlawful. But as a family we very casually sit around the television watching others drink alcohol and have unlawful relationships. It is time we realize the harm and damage that the television has brought to our lives and that of our innocent “angels.” Thus we should make a concerted effort to remove the means that are causing havoc in our lives and the lives of our children.

 

Which Door am I Opening?

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 16:38

There are many homes where days pass without the name of Allah Ta‘ala being taken even once. There is no salaah performed in that home, no Quraan recited and no du‘aa made. Children are growing up in such a home and tomorrow their homes will be the same. This trend then continues from generation to generation.

As Muslim mothers we should sincerely ask ourselves:

Read more: Which Door am I Opening?

 

Building a Nation

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 14:57

Women play the most important role in the building and nurturing of a nation. The lap of the mother is the child’s very first classroom. The lessons learnt here are all engraved in the child’s mind and heart and are seldom forgotten. All this highlights the leading position of a mother. However with position comes an equal degree of responsibility. A deficiency in the mother will bring about a deficiency in the child.  Thus we are constantly reminded that the nurturing of a child begins the day the mother of that child was born. The mother had to be nurtured in order for her to nurture her own child. Proper nurturing requires time and effort. If the mother plants good qualities today, she and the world will enjoy the sweet fruit tomorrow.

 

Step Children

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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:42

A person’s Imaan is tested in various ways in a marriage. Among the many tests is the situation where a couple who already have children from previous marriages are now married to each other. The test of Imaan is to now treat one’s own children as well as the children of one’s spouse with equality. The mother should never show love only to her own children and disregard the husband’s children from his first marriage, or spend freely on her own children and deprive the husband’s children, whereas they are more entitled to their father’s wealth. The demand of a true Muslim mother is that she displays kindness and fairness to all the children under her care. This could very well become the means of her entrance into Jannah.

 

Benefit of Pious Children

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 11:43

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) used to constantly invite his mother towards the beauty of Islam so that she may also accept it. One day she uttered something against Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) which disturbed him greatly. He went crying to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and said to him, “O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!  Make du‘aa on behalf of my mother that Allah Ta‘ala blesses her with imaan.” Thus Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the following du‘aa, “O Allah! Guide the mother of Abu Hurairah.” He returned home happily but found the door of the house locked. From outside he heard the dripping of water as if someone was having a bath. When his mother heard the sound of his approach, she asked him to wait. After completing her bath, she opened the door and recited the kalimah. He was so overjoyed that he began crying out of happiness. (Saheeh Muslim #6396)

This is the great benefit of having pious children that they will be the means of our salvation as well. It is our duty to encourage them to acquire the knowledge of deen, and they will become the coolness of our eyes.

 

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