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seven years old, and smack them if they do not pray when they are 10 years old, and separate them
in their beds.”
Instil the love of Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam and teach them to read
Qur’an with tajweed
It was narrated from ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) said: “Train your children to acquire three characteristics: love of your Prophet,
love of his family and reading the Qur’an, for the bearers of the Qur’an will be in the shade of Allah on
the Day when there will be no shade except His, with His Prophets and His chosen ones.”
Give them an Islamic environment
Al-Nawawi said: The father must discipline his child and teach him what he needs to know of
religious duties. This teaching is obligatory upon the father and all those in charge of children before
the child reaches the age of adolescence. This was stated by al-Shaafa’i and his companions. Al-
Shaafa’i and his companions said: This teaching is also obligatory upon the mother, if there is no
father, because it is part of the child’s upbringing and they have a share of that and the wages for this
teaching may be taken from the child’s own wealth. If the child has no wealth then the one who is
obliged to spend on him may spend on his education, because it is one of the things that he needs.
Teach them to take care of needy
It is related by Abu Huraira radiallahu anhu that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said: “It is
the message of Allah to every believer: O son of Adam! Go on spending the wealth I have given you
(on the poor, the needy and the destitute). I shall give you more from My treasure.”
Abu Dawood (459) and Ahmad (6650) Classed as sahih by al-Albaani in al-Irwa’ (247).
Narrated by al-Suyooti in al-Jaami’ al-Sagheer, p. 25
Sharh al-Nawawi ‘ala Saheeh Muslim, 8/44
Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim