A Muslim parent’s training duty is not confined only to the religious knowledge training of the child but also to equip him/her in self protection, sporting activities and very proper worldly education. All these abilities would make the child live a healthy and confident life which is the utmost requirement of the religion from a parent. Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: A virtuous child is a fragrant flower from the flowers of Heaven. Once he also said “Be kind to your children, and excel in this kindness”. Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also advised the parents to teach their children the art of swimming and shooting.
A Muslim child is the entire responsibility of his parents until he reaches his adult age. It is the duty of the parents to feed him with the best of foods, cover him with the best affordable clothes, give the best possible place to sleep and relax. A very stable, peaceful living environment and surrounding for a child is also the responsibility of the parent. Islamic parents cannot suppress their daughters and give preference to their sons for only being male gender.
A child whether a boy or a girl, parents are not supposed to discriminate between them in any respect and provide all of their offspring with similar best possible facilities, love and respect as all their children possess these rights in full. Although for all these struggles and efforts there is in fact a very very large reward for the parents from the Almighty Allah SWT. Raising kid is a great concern of both Muslims and the non Muslims throughout the world.
There are a lot of guidance to Islamic parenting from Allah SWT revealed in the Holy Quran and from the Sunnahs of the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), but there are few things from the Quran that are a real help and guidance with a lot of authority in raising kids. The kids raised so will be comfort to their parent’s eyes and also great slaves of Allah SWT.
Children to parents are their entire treasury and for them they could be anything and could do anything. Parents have a special relationship with their children. In fact from the moment one gets married and has children probably a large part of the life there after is for the children, because the parents care about them and their schooling, their career and their future. The parents should play a positive role when their children get failed in exams. The parents can go to any level of sacrifice for their children for three main reasons. First reason is the love bonding between the parent and the child.
The second reason being that in old age when parents are themselves weak and need help their children would take care of them the way they were taken care off when they were young and helpless. The third reason is that as a Muslim once we die the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) informed us all the good actions come to an end except for three and one of those three is our righteous children that we leave behind who pray for us after we are dead. So for our own good if we give them good guidance now it will not only help the child but also us while we are alive and even after we are dead.
For a Muslim parent there are some key parenting ideas to bringing up their children. These key parenting ideas are the ones that are going to help us and our kids not only in this world but also in the hereafter. The children would become proper practicing Muslims thus helping themselves their parents and the rest of the humanity. If you will have a good family relations so you will always be successful an also become a good learner. Those who will not follow these rules will always get stress in life and stay unhealthy.
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