Channel: Maryam Lemu
Train and equip your children with skills and tools to help them thrive. Teach them to be the best and the most useful to themselves and society.
And don’t forgot, before you teach you have to have knowledge. “You cannot teach or share what you do not have or what you do not know.”
Our children will often replicate in their homes the examples they see set by their parents. We are probably doing what we saw our parents do. Sometimes our parents don’t get it right. We have to be able to recognize and not repeat with our spouse or our children the things we knew were wrong.
At the end of the day, we shall be called to account and held responsible for what we did or did not do for our children.
May Allah continue to guide us to raise our children in the best manner. Amin.
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See, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said the best amongst you are those who are the most useful? How do we raise children who grow up to be the most useful in society? How do we grow, raise children who grow up to have a desire to serve, and contribute, and also train and equip them with the tools that they need to succeed and thrive as parents one day. Remember, they will repeat what they see in the home. So we have to start with ourselves. We have to start somewhere. To achieve this. We start with ourselves. Because one thing I always say you can't teach, you can't share what you don't know and what you don't have. So if you don't have yourself in order, you don't have your act in order.
What are you going to teach your children? What are you going to share? What are you going to contribute?
Even if our parents didn't do a good job raising us, even if our parents didn't equip us with the skills that we need to thrive and be successful in life and also teach our children raise them properly? We need to recognize that and we need to start somewhere. And that somewhere is us because we are responsible and we'll be held accountable for our actions or inactions.