Parents hold enormous responsibility in terms of teaching and bringing up their children according to the guidelines of QURAN and teachings and traditions of our Prophet (PBUH).
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Allah (SWT) will ask every caretaker about the people under his care, and the man will be asked about the people of his household” (Nasa’i, Abu Da’ud).”
Character building of your children in the light of Quran and Hadith from a young age is very important. When a child is young, he or she is the most impressionable and absorbs knowledge just as how its taught.
A quote from Al-Ghazali that:
A child is a trust (placed by Allah) in the hands of his parents, and his innocent heart is a precious element capable of taking impressions.
Parents or Grandparents may not have accurate information as they may not have gone to classes for all aspects of Islam. Creating a bond with Allah and love for the Sunnah is more important then any other form of education.We are responsible if our child is living and practicing something wrong about Islam.
To keep Islam close to the heart of our kids we should send them in any Islamic institution where formal Islamic education enables a child to learn about Islam from trained and learned teachers and from reliable resources provided for them.
Last Month i started sending my kids In ALHUDA International Attock Branch, where they were offering a Course MANAR UL ISLAM. It was my first experience, I myself attended all the classes with my sons. When your kids attend Islamic school, even if for an hour or two each week, he or she is exposed to other Muslim peers in their age group who are also learning.
They divided their curriculum in to four
- Sunnah and Duas
- Asma ul Husna
- Group discussion
SUNNAH AND DUAS:
If Islam is not being practiced at home, our kids might never see the importance of Islam in their lives at all. Teacher of sunnah not only explained but also showed with pictures and videos about Duas and sunnah of daily life.
It was a lovely experience to see small kids from age 3 to 10 making lines ( Saf) for Namaz and perform Salah in a beautiful manner.
ASMA ul HUSNA:
Asma al-Husna means the most beautiful names of Allah.
The following is stated in a verse:
“To Him (Allah) belong the Most Beautiful Names.” (al-Hashr, 24)
The following is stated in Bukhari and Muslim about the most beautiful names:
“Allah has 99 names. Whoever memorizes them (believes in them and reads them by heart) enters Paradise.”
My son who is eight years old daily is asking, we will enter in Jannah after learning all 99 names? Its shows his interest. Teachers not only explains meanings but also give examples from surroundings.
Its an interesting way to discuss and learn Duas in a group along with a group teacher. Children can learn and absorb more through activities and discussions.
I will post more information about Islam which we should teach our kids. I myself learned from This Islamic institution. Teach your kids basics of Islam.
Here are few pictures which i have taken from different classes of different age groups.