I’ve noticed that whenever I open up a news source, my attention is automatically drawn to such topics: politics, Islam, social phenomenons, drugs, messed up youth, and often times..Parenting. So that sums up most of my interests. I wrote a post a while back about parenting after I gathered some thoughts about what it really means to be a parent and raise a child (ren). I wrote it about 7 months ago after I decided that homeschooling was the route I wanted to take with my family InshaAllah. Since then, most of my thoughts on parenting have remained the same but I think I almost entirely forgot about the child; rather, I just focussed on the act of parenting. Here’s another amazing article on the topic, one that discusses the outcome of the child more in depth. Check it.
Needless to say, the writer definitely did her research MashAllah :)
I have seen with my own eyes children under the age of ten who willingly set their own alarms to get up for Tahajjud prayer. I have hosted a young soccer marvel in my home who begins his day before mine by reciting Quran at Fajr. I know of an Ivy League university student who insisted on turning the car around because she realized she had left home without giving her mother salaams. I have been acquainted with doctors who make more money in a single month than most people make in a single year yet choose to live in small homes with no mortgages so that their salaries can be spent supporting scholars of Islam. My husband and I work with a young man who once flew with his mother to Jordan, then turned around and returned on the next flight home — all of this so that his single mother didn’t have to travel across the world alone. I have witnessed fourth graders who were able to sit quietly with impeccable etiquette in front of Muslim scholars while the adults around them stretched, yawned, and sighed. I have heard children silence their young friends with urgent reminders, “Don’t say that about him! It’s backbiting!”
“Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhuriyyatina qurrata A’yunin waj’alna lil-muttaqina imama.”—“Our Lord! grant us in our mates and offspring the joy of our eyes and make us patterns for those who guard against evil.” (25:74). Ameen thumma ameen.