Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Day 1 – Productivity in an Islamic Perspective
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim while early he was happy he ultramarine are also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem robina habla na min as Virgina was Oriya Tina kurata Aryan vaginal mattina Mr. Ma. Rubbish Ali. Sorry, we're silly Omri, aka Dr. melissani. yester who totally do your brothers and sisters have learned in daily platform. Welcome to our new journey, a practical program for parents to enable productive summer for children.
It's indeed the pleasure to be able to bring you this beautiful program relevant to this time, because a lot of times what we generally see in and around us is, we do not use the summer vacation that we actually get for our children in a way that we should use in a way that we can make more results from our children's time, energy and focus. Now, that's the reason Alhamdulillah we have come up with this program, and online practical program for parents to enable, you know, the summer productive for their children in Sharla. Let us begin with the program outline, in order to understand what all we are going to cover in the seven days of journey. As we mentioned, these are
going to be seven days, that we will be together every single day with a session to highlight to understand to, you know, gain the momentum of being, you know, equipped with, with a way that we can actually make our children's, you know, some are more productive. So let us go through with the program outline. Day one, we will be covering insha Allah productivity in an Islamic perspective, what is it all about in order to have a proper definition of it, so that we can direct ourselves, you know, in the same direction we'll be talking about in the day one, what is this program all about? So, we'll be talking about the introduction of the program, and how exactly this program, you
know, is structured in inshallah, we'll be talking about the reasons why this program is important for us, it is important that we all realize the need of these kinds of programs for us to actually equip in a way that is practical, realistic, and, you know, bring results in Sharla We will also be talking about the approach that we have actually adopted for, you know, pursuing this beautiful program for you. So, that's what we are going to cover in day one. In day two, we shall highlight some of the Golden Rules of parenting in general and particularly for in the context of summer, you know, holidays will also touch base about about introduction of five key areas that will be you
know, highlighting on So, that's what we are going to, you know, cover in day two, in day three, we will be talking and beginning our first module or first area of focus and that is spiritual productivity or spiritual development, how we can actually look into the spiritual productivity aspect, what are the things that we are going to, you know, you know, equipped with in terms of spiritual productivity or spiritual development, day four, we will touch base on the second area, that is morals and manners development of our children. So, how we can actually, you know, ensure that we develop morals and manners of our children during summer holidays. day five, we'll be
talking about the social development. So, how your and my child can actually become more social in and enhance the skills to connect with each other, you know, socially. So, that is what we are going to discuss in day five. day six, we will be talking about physical development, another very significant area for our children to have a significant you know, physical development. And day seven, which is the last day of our session, we'll be talking about skills development, so how we can add
recognize and understand the skills that our children you know are blessed with and how we can actually enhance, improvise and develop their skill sets in sha Allah be in the light dial up particularly in summer holidays and in general as well. So this is the program outline that we have
in terms of, you know, outlining this program. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran yah, yah, Latina armano boo, boo second, Lee Kuan Nara, all you who believe save yourself and your family from hellfire. So, we need to realize that this is the commander of Allah subhanho wa Taala to save ourselves and our family from the hellfire. As we mentioned in the intro audio that, you know, this program inshallah will enable you to actually
draw the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is really important because this is a command of a lot to take care to save God, our children and we are responsible for our children understand that parenting parenting cannot be outsourced. Stop outsourcing. parenting, stop letting others govern your children take up the responsibility as this is our, you know, responsibility, as we say our children our responsibility, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said in the Hadith, you know Abdullah bin Amaro de Allahumma Paul semiotica Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yaku good Luca Maria una an RA t fal imamura
una Andhra Yeti. What Raj lo fi le here are in wahama, my spoon and rari at Walmart a trophy Beatty's ogihara iraya to where he must koolatron andraia t ha, well, Haji mofi ma li si se UD ra in Wawa mas una andraia T. Mustafa en la Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Abdullah bin Omar adiala
reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Every one of you. You see, this is a universal call of everyone, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family, and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband's own, and his children, and she is responsible for them, the servant of a man is the guardian of the property of his master, and he's responsible for it. So it no doubt every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. So, it is our responsibility to take care of their, you know lives. Now,
let us now understand as a part of session one, what is productivity in an Islamic perspective, we hear a lot of times you know, productivity and you have to produce more results and so many things in fact, now what is productivity in an Islamic perspective, productivity in Islamic perspective means the balance between all intentions and actions in life that will give the greatest output for the smallest effort. This is what productivity in an Islamic perspective means the balance between all intentions and actions in life that will give the greatest output for the smallest effort for example, productivity of usage of time can be measured in terms of the number of good intentions and
deeds you have produced in some fixed amount of time. Right. So, for example, you are you know, reciting, for example, La Ilaha Illa LA, how much did he you know, take How much time did it take? Just few seconds. I said La Ilaha Illa law.
This is the most heaviest thing on the scale on the Day of Judgment. You see few seconds have actually
gave me a power to have one of the heaviest, you know way to weigh my scales on the day of judgment in Sharla. I said, Subhana Allah, He will be handy. You imagine the reward that Allah gives, for the smallest things. That's what it's all about in Islamic sense, it and this is just not in your actions in Islam, we know, Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said, in our manual beneath and right, our actions are based on our intentions. So we will be rewarded not just by actions, but by intentions as well. So for instance, I make an intention to make, you know, my children as hospitable for an I made an intention, and I will be rewarded for that. And I need to follow up my
intention with the action for for sure, but I will be rewarded for my intention as well. So make sure that your productivity is very high with the greatest output for the smallest effort. That is what productivity in an Islamic, you know, perspective is,
let's talk about now
about the program itself. productive summer program is all about enabling, equipping parents, to explore key areas, where productivity or development of children is essential to focus by educating, evaluating, and empowering with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala by optimum utilization of key resources, like time, energy, focus, skills, and money.
What are those key areas that we will be working on? Number one, spiritual development, what is the, you know, a
way to develop our children spiritually how they can be enlightened and and shine out spiritually. That's the first area area number two, we'll be talking about their morals and manners development. So we'll be having a very nice way to, to deal with, you know, the development of morals, and manners with lots of exercises and activities that you can do with your children, right in your homes. The third activity, the third focus area is social development, how your child can connect easily, practically and effectively with others, how he can actually inculcate habits which are really important for him to be able to live in the society. That is what we'll talk about in social
development, physical development. You see, we need to understand that Islam is our dean and Dean is a way of life. So when Islam is our Deen, which is a way of life, it prescribes by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it describes by Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the overall development of our lives. And this is what the beauty of Islam and this is how Islam is distinct from all the other religions of the world. It takes care of all and the overall development of you know, our, our lives. So we'll be talking about the physical development, how you can make sure your child develop physically by sharing few tips and techniques inshallah, the fifth year, which is the last area that we will be
talking about, is the skills development. Now, this is really important, our children should handle law, they are equipped with the, you know, lot of skills that we many times, you know, forego or we don't really focus on as a result, we don't develop that. So this
you know, area, we will actually highlight significantly how we can actually recognize those skills, list out those skills and work on those skills to, to to make sure that they actually shine out and brighten their lives insha Allah be in Allahu taala so making you know, their dunya and enabling their enabling them to make their aka is what our objective is. Right? So Mark these words, making their dounia and enabling them to make their art Hara is an effort of parents that we will all together be doing an extra
This views in sha Allah. So these are the five areas of development. And these are the resources that we have to use, you know, in an optimum way that time, energy focus skills money. So because a lot of times, we don't really know how to go about what is the direction that we have to take, in terms of, you know, making our children's summer most productive. So they have lot of time, I must tell you, my brothers and sisters, I have children, I know I see them, I observe them, they have a lot of time, when they have time, if you don't keep them busy, they will just waste their time. And if we don't have that program for them, to be occupied, to be engaged, to be busy, they are going
to, you know, produce, you know, wrong results. And we just can't blame them for that, because we haven't programmed them to engage their lives in this, in this free time that they have, we didn't recognize the their energy, you know, where is it invested, we need to really, really understand and observe well is that their energy is being drained, where are they investing their energies, right, and, and how we can actually elevate their perception and, and direct them to invest their energies in a way that will give productive results in Sharla. And we need to understand that nothing comes without focus, this is a key resource that we need to understand focus is what we require focus is
what will enable us to develop, you know, our children all in all these areas. So we'll be talking in detail about that as well. skills, as well, you know, is a resource that should be tapped, I'm telling you this out of my experience, that majority of the children, their skill set is becoming dead, or it dies sooner or later, because it is not number one, recognized. Number two, appreciated. Number three, it is not eventually, you know, developed, so we don't recognize their skills as a result, we don't appreciate it, you know, and if we don't appreciate, obviously, sooner or later, it is going to die. So we need to ensure that we find out what skills they have, how they can use it,
where they have to use it and how they can use it effectively. Money is another resource that we have, how are we spending money on our children is a is a wise thing to think, you know, we just can't buy for them, you know, toys or video games or whatever, you know, things which which has no purpose for example, we need to make sure that they live objectively, they need to live objective life, purposeful life, meaningful life, and that's how they are going to gain the fruits from their lives in a meaningful manner when they actually live with a purpose with an objective and they know how to use these resources and they know how to develop you know the these areas inshallah
This is what all about the program Sharma. Let us now reiterate why this program is important. If you are still wondering that as to why this program is needed. I know how to handle my children, I know how to engage them how to I know how to connect them, I know how to develop them. Well. We need to realize that it is always beneficial to listen, to understand to give a chance to give a scope or and make a choice of the program and and equip ourselves. My dear brothers and sisters we need to realize parenting is all about
It's all about being competent and responsible.
You see, let me repeat parenting is all about being competent and responsible. Therefore, this program enables you to equip with tips and techniques for better productivity of your children's summer.
This is why this program is prepared programmed and being presented to all of you. Let us take quick five reasons why is this program important for our
In order to be convinced and ensure that we are going in the right direction, and insha Allah, we are going to benefit from this program B is Neela hits Allah with the help and permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala
The first reason is, it will empower you to reflect your true love for your child, or children for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala now this is really, really important, we need to realize my brothers and sisters, that our love for them should be in dunya as well as for their are here as well. Now, let me just connect you with an example. We take care of their, you know, dunya so much, we don't want them to live, you know, a poor life, we don't want to, you know, we don't want them to be hurt. And we want them to eat properly, to live properly, to wear properly to go to wear about you know, all these things, we want them that we need to actually elevate our true love for our
children for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and understand that we will be we have to build, you know, a true love for them, which will help them in this dunya and in our era as well. Because we just can't, you know, see our child in under fire, for example, we just can't see them we can't tolerate so how can we tolerate that aka to be like that? No way, right that as we began with with the widow, I have the Quran go on forsaken, forsaken. Wa Alaykum Nora, save yourself and your children from the fire. So this program inshallah it will empower you to reflect your true love for your child or children for the sake of Allah subhanho data. That's number one. Number two, it will
enable you to realize and actualize your zeal to improve their productivity, thereby resulting a pious generation. Number three, it will help you to reflect that you as a parent need to be seriously committed to add value to your children's lives. As I said, Stop outsourcing parenting, it's our responsibility, and we need to be committed for that. Number four, it will help you practically and effectively to make use of their time before they lose their time. Number five, ultimately, it will also enable you this program, it will also enable you to save them from the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and enable them to earn the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal so
that they will become in a true sense, your coolness of eyes, insha Allah to Allah, and what would be that beautiful moment to make our children as coolness of our eyes, and that is what we all you know, look for. inshallah,
that is about why this program, so we talked about five reasons why we are actually, you know, during this program and why you should attend, and why you should continue this beautiful journey of seven days. In this program. Final thing in, in today's session, we'll talk about our approach, our approach will be,
will be very simple, actually. And straight, we will be working on three E's letter ease through five W's, letter W, five W's and one edge letter edge, one edge on five areas. So we'll be working on three E's, that is educate, evaluate, and empower. And we'll be working through five W's. That is, what, why, who, where, when, and we'll be working on one edge and that is how, so what we are actually going to do is for instance, when we actually talk about spiritual productivity, right, spiritual productivity or spiritual development, how are we going to study this? Our approach will be we take spiritual development, and we will have three you know, ways how we can actually do
Development, number one is to educate in education or educating ourselves about spiritual productivity, we will be
going through these five W's and one edge approach that is, what is spiritual productivity, why spiritual productivity is important, who has to develop spiritually when this spiritual development is required? Where do we have to do this spiritual development and finally, how we can actually do spiritual development, this is how we take care of first and that is educate, then we will talk about evaluate in evaluation, we also need to know what is evaluation, we need to understand how do we evaluate our child after educating how do we need you need to evaluate our child, why we need to evaluate why this evaluation process is really important, who has to be evaluated and who has to
evaluate right, this is also very important, when do they have to be evaluated, where they have to be evaluated, and how to evaluate your child
that is, second he evaluate right after educate, evaluate, number three is empower. The third, let the third E of three E's is empower, empower, we will talk about what is spiritual empowerment, why spiritual empowerment is required, who has to be empowered spiritually, when that empowerment is required spiritually? Where do they have to actually do the empowerment spiritually, and how you can, you know, empower your children's spiritual development as a whole. So we will be taking this approach of three E's, five W's, and one edge that is educate, evaluate and empower each area. For example, as I mentioned, spiritual development similarly, we'll talk about, you know, morals and
manners, social skills, and physical. So we'll be talking about educate, and then all five questions what why, where, who, and when, and how, and we will evaluate what why, where, who, when, and where, and then how, similarly, we will try to empower our child by understanding what why who, when, where, and how, this is, how our approach is going to be in terms of each area. So, as I mentioned, we will we will take up each area one by one, and try to develop in and try to develop a strategy that will help us to understand, you know, this way of of developing our children, and thereby we will actually equip ourselves in a in a way that is, you know, simple, real and practical, inshallah
beetelite Allah. So, in summary, my brothers and sisters, we actually dealt with, with an understanding to begin with how important it is for us to, to ensure that we become competent and responsible for our children. And we need to shoulder up this responsibility, because we will be questioned about our children right now. And we also talked about what is productivity and an Islamic perspective? What is this program all about? So we took actually an insight of the program in a in a holistic way. And we also talked about why this program is important, talking about those five reasons why this program is important. And finally, we actually concluded with an understanding
of how our approach is going to be while we do this program, session by session, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to help us continue, can this program and in and help us out enable us to empower, you know, morally, spiritually, you know, and most important, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this effort from us and make our children the coolest of our eyes and I conclude with the same idea with which I began,
the meaning of which is, and those who say, Our Lord grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort
To our eyes and make us an example for the righteous was Salam or aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh who see you inshallah, tomorrow in the next session, Salaam Alaikum.