4- How we implant the love of Allah the Almighty in the hearts of our children?

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4- How we implant the love of Allah the Almighty

in the hearts of our children?

 

This mission needs in the beginning that the parents ask Allah, The Most Knowledgeable, The Strongest and The Reasonable, for His help. So they ask for His help, for the reward for the good raising for their children for the sake of Allah , with the importance of building right and correct relations between the family and the children"(4). After that, comes the care, attention, attentiveness and awareness from the parents or who raise the children because they will talk about the most important thing in the world and the most important that their child needs; so they "must tackle that issue with understanding, depth, love and amiability"(5). But if they make a mistake, the negative consequences will be of terrible outcomes.

So we should bear in mind the age stage of the child, his own personal characteristics and circumstances. The sooner we start,, the more it will be better. Also if we take care of the first child it will be easier and more helpful to assist his younger siblings to love Allah; because the eldest brother or sister is their model example and also he has more effect on them more than the parents.

 Also it is a must to choose the proper time and way to talk about this important topic.

 Here is an elaboration for how to teach them the love of Allah in different stages:
                                              
Firstly: Pre-marriage stage:

First of all ,If the good seed is put in a bad land, it will wither, die and will not give its fruits. So Islam considers right choice of the husband and the wife as one of the child’s rights on his parents. Allah the Almighty said in his honored book :{ women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity}, the prophet peace be upon him said: (Choose for your drops of fluid; the kind is inherited) and he said: (The woman is married for four things: for her money, her beauty, her family and her religion. So choose the righteous one, you will win.) It was narrated that the Imam Ja'far Al-Sadeq said: Prophet Peace be upon him and his followers stood once as a preacher and said: (Oh people, be ware from "Khadra'a Al-Dumon". They said: Oh Allahs prophet, and what is "Khadra'a Al-Dumon"? He said: The beautiful woman from a bad environment).

Prophet peace be upon him assured that the husband should be satisfying by his religion and ethics, he said: (If a man proposes, whom you are satisfied with his religion and manner, so let him marry), the prophet peace be upon him and his followers continues by prohibiting the refusal of a man, with good ethics and religion, by saying: (If you did not, there will be turbulence on  earth and a big depravity).

Also prophet peace be upon him said: (Who weds his daughter to a bad one, is as whom disconnected her relation).

If the issue confuses those who are about to get married, Islam represent the solution for them in "Istekharah prayer" (A prayer in which the Muslim ask Allah to guide him ,and  choose for him in a certain issue).

 Then comes, after the right choice of the husband or the wife, the supplication to Allah to grant us the righteous offspring as prophet Zakaria peace be upon him said praying: {My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer} and as the righteous people made a prayer: {O our Lord! grant us in our wives and our offspring the joy of our eyes, and make us guides to those who guard (against evil)}.

 

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4- The Sheik "Rateb Alnabilsee". The same previous source.
5- Dr. "Khalel Muhsin". Love your children, but…? Alsafah (Al Kuwait): Dar Al Ketab Al Hadeeth, 1994. P.130. 

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