Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
As Salaamu Alaikum viewers!
Have you ever heard the phrase “What goes around comes around?” Maybe some of you have experienced it in your life. What a terrible way to learn a lesson.
Most people think it is alright to talk about the faults of other people’s children. When we hear news of how someone’s child had done something wrong, we take pride in it that it was not our child. Should a Muslim feel this way, or should we feel sad and be understanding just like we would be with our own child? If you know someone’s child is involved in something wrong, should you carry this tale from one person to another or should you cover it up and help that child?
One must stop and think what if this was my child, would I like it if someone takes pleasure in talking ill of my child? Today it is someone else’s problem tomorrow it will be yours. When it comes to your child you will give so many excuses and try your best to cover it up. Why don’t we do this for others?
Another thing we should be cautious about is when we bring others down when our children are watching us. They learn more from our action than our words. Set a good example both in front or behind your child.
“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself” (Related by Bukhari & Muslim).
Tips & Tricks for Successful Parenting:
- Make du’a for the child. The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The supplication of a Muslim for his brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too’” [Muslim].
- Talk to the child in a kind manner and help him/her if he needs help.
- Inform the parents.
- Do NOT tell others about what you know.
- Learn lessons from the mistakes of others so you don’t end up making the same mistakes with yourself or child.
May Allah make us a good role model for our youth to follow.
– Gulmakai Popal Saleh
The Founder and Creative Director the Golden Tree of Goodness and Youth Under the Shade