السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 31st August 2022 / 4 Safar 1444H
Schools, Colleges And Universities
As we approach the start of another academic year, it is very important that parents fulfil their responsibilities and make sure they keep a very good eye on their children. For many children, big changes will be taking place.
Moving from primary to secondary school is a massive change. Similar is the move from college to university. Regardless of which phase of life your children are going through, ultimately the responsibility lies with the parents.
Keep a very good eye on your children’s whereabouts at all times. You must know their friends circle. Be aware of the amount of money they have, etc. Having children is one of the greatest blessings of The Almighty.
They bring so much barakah, happiness and joy. We all wish that they remained toddlers, so that we can enjoy life with them and have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately that is not the case. A lot of parents are very careless when it comes to nurturing and looking after their children, especially once they start secondary school, all the way through college, to university.
Remember, whether your child is studying in a Dārul Uloom, Islāmic School or state school, if the home environment is not correct, then there is a very big risk that the children will not grow up as practicing Muslims.
Many fathers choose to spend time in the Masjids in the evenings and weekends. It’s a very blessed and rewarding action, but are they fully aware of what their children are doing at that time? Each father needs to ponder upon this.
Similar is the case for the mother – are you fully aware of what your children are up to? Many mothers perform substantial tilāwah and spend a lot of time in worship. Again, all good and well, but, are the children being neglected during those times and hours?
On the Day of Judgement, each and every one of us will be questioned about our progeny. Make sure we all do our best for all our children at all times.
May The Almighty help us all in this very important task of bringing up and keeping our children and future generations on the right path, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala