Holy Qur’an 6:71 Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, tells us: “Say! The guidance of Allah is the guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the world”.
The greatest support we can give to our children is the sense of believing with certainty that all power belongs to and comes from Allah, Most Gracious. The greatest lessons we can teach our children is to grasp the support of Allah, the Most Gracious, as their only best friend. The greatest provision is to provide our children with commitment and sound character through believing and trusting in Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Children growing up without knowing that Allah, Most Gracious exist, face many obstacles in their lifetime. They challenge and resolve problems by self desires, they effortlessly fabricate lies in order to free oneself from any consequences of actions and seek to gratify self centered interests by any means possible. When our children grow up without knowing that all power comes from Allah, Most Gracious, they seek the favor of people and they harbor fear of people, throughout their lives. When our children are uninformed that all power comes from Allah, Most Gracious, they choose to seek advice and guidance from other than Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Our religion of Islam, is clear and simple; so clear and simple that even a child may grasp and embrace it. When our children are informed, they are obedient and loyal to Allah, Most Gracious. They stand on a foundation of certainty which supports a peaceful and comfortable life. These knowledgeable children exhibit maturity, intelligence and live as honorable Muslims. Life’s experiences or situations of prosperity and adversity are perceived by our informed children, as events good or bad, that happens under the control of and by the permission of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
By all means the Qur’an should be recited to our children, the meaning of its verses explained and applied to our lives as exemplified in the manners and virtues of Prophet Muhammad (s). Let us teach our children, grandchildren, all children at an early age to be thankful to Allah, Most Gracious for all that they have and the talents they possess. Let us teach our offspring and all children social ethics as described in the Holy Qur’an and as exemplified by us. Let us teach them to acknowledge the absolute existence of and the need to strive for a place in the hereafter.
It is essential to teach our children the importance of submission, belief, obedience, trust and consciousness of Allah. May Allah bless us all with steadfastness and certainty.