السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 27th January 2020.
Let’s focus upon ‘Educating Children From Home‘ today.
Since March 2020, the whole world has seen an amazing change. We, here in the UK, thought that we were always safe from anything, and everything. We couldn’t have made a worse assumption.
Anyway, here we are, about to enter February 2021, in a state of lockdown, 10 months on since the word ‘lockdown’ became the buzzword of the year. One of the biggest impacts of Covid-19 has been the closure of schools and Maktabs. The same parents who had 9 hours daily without their school-aged children, suddenly find themselves at home with their children.
So what’s the verdict – Burden or Blessing? Ponder upon your children for a while. Think back to the days when you did not have children. Think of the day when each beautiful child came into this world. How happy was that day? Words will not adequately express the joy and emotions. These are the same children; yes, maybe grown up, but children are children.
Value this precious time with them and take it as a gift and blessing from Almighty Allāh. Spend maximum time with them in the same room, so that you know that they are fully focused on their studies. Many parents complain about the teaching standards in schools and Maktabs. This is a golden opportunity to have your input. Don’t leave the children on their own. Watch over them, and guide them. Show them love and affection. Feed them well, and look after them.
Similar should be the case at Maktab time. Spend 2 hours of quality time with your children. Make sure they are concentrating and fully focused on their lessons. Remember, Teachers can only do so much. The ultimate responsibility lies with the parents.
Our government has very kindly introduced the furlough scheme. Many of us have been allowed to work from home. So, we are still being paid whilst at home.
As a couple, work out a routine between yourselves. Whatever happens, fully focus on your children’s education please. Gone are the days when groups of mums went for their daily walks, after dropping their little ones to school. In the far distance are the days when mums dropped their little ones off to Maktab, and went to their favourite parlours for tea and refreshments.
Save all the enjoyment and entertainment for the Hereafter. For now, let’s make our children our number one priority. If you are childless, remember that Almighty Allāh is the best of Planners.
Almighty Allāh grant us all the ability to bring up our children in the best way possible, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala