The prophet (saw) insisted children to learn swimming and shooting this is because it among the tarbia and upbringing of children . Imam Ali son of Abu Talib Said who helps his child towards righteousness by being good to him, appealing to him, teachings him knowledge and training him. Children are easily influenced by their surroundings it is extremely difficult to expose our children to an ideal Islamic environment because it is being influenced by the media, friends and others with television , radio, internet and forms of media mostly touting in Islamic values it is up to parents and adults close to the children to set the correct __________________________________________________________________________________32 Section 1 Guiding Principles
Key Discussion Points 1. Read Quran 2:83,215. Why does Allah formulate it this way and how should we understand it? 2. Read the verses on Ibrahim and His sons relationship . What can we learn about the Father – Son relationship in the verses? Are there implications for our parent – child relationships? 3. Divide in smaller groups and let each group read through one of the mentioned verses. Each group can report back (in one or two sentences) what they have found about parent–child relationships as well as relationships between children. Conclusion The perfect example of a parent – child relationship is the relationship between Prophet Ibrahim and his sons and Prophet Muhammad and his daughter Fatima. In the Qur’an Allah unambiguously warns parents to be careful in their relationships with their children. The African Report on Child Wellbeing includes the following in their definition of child wellbeing: children being secure, healthy and happy; positive personal and social relationships; feeling safe, secure and respected; being given a voice and being heard. Through their daily interaction with their children as well as regular celebrations (e g birthdays) parents should demonstrate their love and affection to their children. A child needs regular hugs, praises and affirmation just as he or she needs regular food. Parents can do that only if they spend time with their children. Affirmation need not be dishonest, but should focus on the positive qualities and special attributes of that child (for example, you have a lovely smile!). Even failure can be an opportunity to help the child to learn from it and move on in a positive way. Children will recognise approval or dislike in their parent’s eyes. Children need to know their parents are proud of them. Jamaat cannot afford to only respond reactively to all the dangers children face in society. They need to be proactive. One of the ways to do this is to positively affirm children in what is good and right and to build their resilience against negative influences. In this way teenage pregnancy becomes the community issue that it actually is. Positive steps against female infanticide will include public celebrations of the birth of a girl (no less than that of a boy) as well as regular public celebrations and affirmation of girl- and womanhood.
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- Winter '16
- Qur'an, prophet Muhammad