Raising Children In Islam

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Muhammad Nur Suwayd
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 52 | Size: 3 MB

Worship and doctrine are two inseperable things because doctrine represents the theoretical aspect of Islam whereas worship represents its practical aspect.  So, worship is the soul of doctrine that gives it life and the mirror that reflects its image.  When a child turns his little face to his lord and responds to His Commands he is, by this, only fulfilling and satisfying a natural instinct inside him.  Dr. Sa’id al-Buti referred to this saying, “But in order to make the doctrine strongly implanted in the soul, it must be irragated with the water of worship.  Worship in its various images and shapes will make the doctrine grow and flourish in the heart and will make it stand firm in front of the hardships of life”.

A child is not oliged to observe the preceps of religion.  Nevertheless the stage of childhood must be a stage of preparation and practice.  This makes it easy for a child when reaching maturity -the age of  obligation- to perform the duties and the compulsory acts of worship and he thus becomes ready to confront the troubles of life confidently and courageously.

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