Sunday, September 09, 2007

Parents and Children in Islam...

The Relationship between Parents and Children in Islam....... Read and forward to all


"Your parents and your children, you know not which of them is the nearer to you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, Wise."
Noble Qur'an (4:11)
The above verse from Noble Qur'an shows the Islamic attitude towards the relationship between parents and children. From infancy to adulthood, it is unparalleled tender love and care of the parents which brings the child from the stage of absolute weakness and helplessness to perfect strength and independence.
Conversely, in old age a man becomes like a small child; the mind and body turn so weak that Allah (SWT) says in Noble Qur'an: If We grant long life to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature: Will they not then understand? Noble Qur'an (36:68)
Yesterday, your parents looked after you when you were too feeble to look after yourself; today you must look after them.

Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and Loving Children

Once a companion (Sahabi) visited the Messanger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) , when he was engaged in caressing his two grandchildren, Hasan and Hussain. Being surprised at this act, the companion said:
"O Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)! Do you also caress children, I have ten children but I have never fondled even one of them."
Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) raised his eyes and remarked: "It seems mercy and kindness has left your heart."
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was very kind to children and loved them very much.
He used to carry them on his shoulders. The children would become very happy and laugh. Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), too, would become happy at the pure happiness and laughter of the children and a smile would appear on his face.
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to give his Salaam (greetings) to children and would tell his companions (Sahaba): "I give my Salaam to children and respect them, and Muslims should follow my behavior and always be warm and loving with children."
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to speak about children - boys and girls - and Say: "O Muslims, O fathers and mothers, O my followers, be kind and compassionate towards children, for someone who is not kind to children has no place amongst the Muslims."
Children are blessings for parents :


Allah (SWT) says in Noble Qur'an: "Kill not your children for fear of want. We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is great sin." Noble Qur'an (17: 31)
Once a Companion, Sahabi (Allah be pleased with him) submitted to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): "O Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which is the greatest sin?"
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) observed: "Polytheism"
The Companion, Sahabi (Allah be pleased with him) again submitted: "And what next?"
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) observed: "Disobedience to parents"
The Companion, Sahabi (Allah be pleased with him) submitted for the third time: "And which sin is the greatest next to it?"
Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) observed: "To kill your children fearing that they will share your sustenance."

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May Allah SWT give all of us Hidayat and taufeeq Ameen...
god bless you
With Salaams & Duas,
Mohamed Raza Huda

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