Raising children is a very difficult task, given today’s realities. It is very important for a Muslim parent that the child grows up absorbing the values of Islam and becomes a good person. It is impossible to fence your child from all the negative influences of society, however, by our example, we can point them to the correct path – the path of obedience to Allah Almighty. Here are some tips to help you raise your children according to Islam:
1. Teach your children the importance of worshipping the One Allah. The best thing a Muslim parent can teach their child is the Unity of Allah and that no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah. This is the main message of our religion, on which the faith of a person rests and is built.
2. Treat children with kindness. Kindness breeds kindness. If we are kind to our children, they, in turn, will be kind to others. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was the best example of showing kindness to children.
3. Teach your children the example of Muslim heroes. Instead of Batman or Superman, tell your children about true heroes such as Ali bin Abi Talib, the Companions of the Messenger (peace be upon him). Induce respect in them for those who have shown steadfastness and courage along the way.
4. Let children sit next to adults. It is preferable for children to be among adults, especially while listening to lectures on the topic of Islam.
5. Make your kids feel important. Share family matters with them, ask them for their opinions on certain issues, do not deprive them just because they have not reached a certain age. Pay attention to their opinions.
6. Make time for your family. The best thing you can do for your children is to make time for your family. Spend as much time as possible together, relax, take walks together. Talk and share intimate. Watch who your children communicate with, because they will follow the example of their environment, and try to be this environment yourself.
7. Praise your children. Children take pride when their parents praise them, and this motivates them to do good things. But do not overdo it, everything should be measured.
8. Pray with your children. Involve your children in acts of worship. Let them grow by learning how you pray. Remember, your children will follow your lead. Explain the merits of namaz so that it does not become a burden for them.