Having a worthy child is the natural desire of all human beings. Everyone wishes to have a righteous children;Children whose lives are enlightening and joyful. Raising worthy children has special conditions;
There are enormous precursors like parents should improve their relationship with God, should have correct and strong religious beliefs.They must observe the underlying factors of raising a child; Like choosing a wife with faith and good morals, knowing the importance of pregnancy and childcare and other related aspects.Childhood is the most sensitive period of a person’s life. Parents’ attention to this period guarantees the child’s future.
There is no doubt that Islam is a comprehensive and complete religion that instructs us completely in every field.It has described the child’s need at every stage and has provided simultaneous solutions as well as far as bringing up of a child is considered
Education is derived from the word “Educare” and means to develop, creator, owner and reformer. The term “education” is any activity that teachers, parents or any other person performs in order to influence the cognition, attitude, ethics and behavior of another person, based on predetermined goals. Of course, the goals and requirement of education are different for each individual or group.
The family is a small group located between the individual and the community. In Islamic terms, the family is a collection of individuals with cordial and relative relationships. These people have social, legal, educational, behavioral, economic and religious responsibilities in relation to each other, depending on the type of relationship they share.
The word “Children”is used in general and specific senses.In general sense, it includes all those who are descended from a person, whether directly or indirectly. In this sense, the grandchildren of a person, no matter how low he/she goes, are among the children. But in a special sense, it refers to those who are directly descended from the human race
Parents’ religious beliefs play an important role in strengthening the family and raising the child. Their alienation and disregard for religious beliefs will cause serious problems in life; As God says: “Whoever turns away from my remembrance will be in a difficult life.” The remembrance of God arises from the inner belief in the Creator of the universe and the belief in monotheism. Hard life, fear and anxiety and increasing stress can be the result of this reversal. In fact, turning away from religious beliefs takes away the peace and pleasure of life and causes astonishment, confusion and a feeling of emptiness, to the extent that one does not have a calm and secure life despite the excellent material and welfare facilities.
Religious beliefs have different manifestations, which are in line with each other. These manifestations are:
a. Belief in God
The healthiest aspect of religion is its ability to alleviate worries and anxieties by giving the idea that problems can be overcome in the shadow of God’s power; The power that is the supreme power. This belief is the belief in the one God, which is considered the most important religious belief. A person who sees God as his observer and companion tries to satisfy him in dealing with family members and performing family duties.
The important thing in the family is the mutual advice of people to trust; This point is more important for women and has been evaluated more positively; Because the main responsibility of education is mostly on women. It is also the responsibility of mothers to strengthen the morale of family members and guide them to the good.
Moreover, God is not only more aware of the interests of human beings; Rather, he is more benevolent and prosperous than they are towards themselves. Satisfaction with God’s pleasure makes family members see problems as positive and evolving, and easier to resolve differences arising from these events. The stronger a person’s religious attitude, the greater their satisfaction with life;
b.Belief in the mission of divine prophets: The role of believing in the principle of prophet hood is of paramount importance.Religious leaders are the best role models for people’s lives. Since individuals need objective examples of behavior in all aspects of life to learn how to behave properly with the family, they are inevitably drawn to such patterns; Therefore, providing appropriate examples will be useful for better performance of individuals and families and dealing with life issues; As God says: “Certainly for you in the life of the Messenger of God was a good example, for those who hope for God’s mercy and the Day of Judgment and remember God a lot.” ((لَقَدْ کانَ لَکمْ فی رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ کانَ یرْجُوا اللَّهَ وَ الْیوْمَ الآخِرَ وَ ذَکرَ اللَّهَ کثیراً))؛
This is the best and trust worthy source of education available for the Muslims.
c.Belief in life after death
Death is guaranteed to every creature. Remembering death makes a person reluctant to the world, and this helps maintain balance in life.
A balanced person does not drown himself in the false glamour of this temporary world. Belief in the afterlife leads the family to set and follow sustainable goals that lead to greater family bonding and makes both the world and hereafter happy. Hence, families with this belief usually support each other emotionally and have a satisfying sense of life.
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