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Teaching And Disciplining Children

Posted in Parenting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Hasan Al-Basree said:

“The effect of learning in early age is like engraving on a stone.” [Bahjat Al-Majaalis, 1/109]

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Parents should teach the child about religious purity and how to pray, and they should lightly discipline the child for not praying after they reach nine years of age. In addition, they should encourage children to memorize the Quraan and make them listen to the hadeeths, and they should teach them whatever they can handle from knowledge.

Moreover, they should show them the ugliness of all that is ugly, and encourage them to acquire good morals and they should not slacken in teaching them as much as they can bear, for this is the stage of plantation.” [Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, pp. 22-23]

A poet said:

“If you straighten the branches of a plant, they will straighten up.
But the wood of a tree does not soften if you amend it.
Discipline might benefit a little boy in his cradle,
But it does not benefit an old man.”

‘Abdul-Maalik Ibn Marwaan used to love his son Al-Waleed too much but he overlooked disciplining him.Because of that, Al-Waleed ended up making mistakes in grammar and syntax. So ‘Abdul-Maalik said, “Our love for Al-Waleed harmed him!


Al-Muqree, A Life Dedicated To Teaching The Quraan

Posted in Qur'an with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Muqree said:

“I am between ninety and a hundred years old, and I have taught the recitation of the Quraan in Basrah for thirty-six years, and here in Makkah for thirty-five years.”

Al-Muqree was born in 120H and died in 213H.

Those who he narrated from include: Aboo Haneefah, Al-Layth, amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree, Imaam Ahmad, Is-haaq Ibn Raahawaih, ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee, Aboo Bakr Ibn Abee Shaybah, Aboo Qudaamah, Adh-Dhuhlee amingst others.

Ibn Al-Mubaarak said about him, “Gold struck purely!”

[Tahdheebut Tahdheeb]

Ibn Taymiyyah, “Seek beneficial Knowledge”

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) said:

“Seek (beneficial) knowledge, because seeking it for the sake of Allaah is a worship. And knowing it makes you more God-fearing; and searching for it is jihad, teaching it to those who do not know is charity, reviewing and learning it more is like tasbeeh. Through knowledge Allaah will be known and worshipped.”

American Soldiers Teach Iraaqi Children To Say “Bomb Iraq”!

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

American Soldiers Teach Iraaqi Children To Say “Bomb Iraq”!

Educate Your Children in Ramadan

Posted in Parenting, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by TheAuthenticBase

Educate Your Children in Ramadan

Dear Parents, Lend Me Your Ears:

Children (who did not reach puberty) are not commanded to fast. However, their parents or guardians are strongly recommended to encourage them to fast few days so that they get used to it and they grow up knowing of the worship of fasting as they would know that of praying.

In fact this was the practise of the first women of Islam who were living around the Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. An example of that is ar-Rubayya’ bint Mu’awiyyah who reported:

“The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, sent a man on the morning of the day of ‘Ashurah, to the residences of the Ansar, saying: ‘Whoever has spent the morning fasting is to complete his fast. Whoever has not spent this morning fasting should voluntary fast for the remainder of the day.‘ We fasted after that announcement, as did our young children. We would go to the mosque and make toys stuffed with cotton for them to play with. If one of them started crying due to hunger, we would give them a toy to play with until it was time to eat.” [al-Bukhari and Muslim.]

Dear sister remember that among the seven that Allah will shade under His shade on the Day of Judgement is a young man who grew up in the worship of Allah. Therefore let your children be one of these.

There are many ways to educate your children about Ramadan, the best and most important of which is to set the good example by fasting properly and behaving according to the Prophetic teachings. This is what your children will take from you first. When you are fulfilling this you can very easily [and they will accept it and practice it easily as well] teach them what you want. Here are few tips that you can use with your children [you can think of others as well]:

Depending on their age encourage them to fast a number of days up to every other day or more for those who are almost at the age of puberty. For those who are still young let them fast a day or two and praise them in front of friends and relatives for their achievement. Another alternative is to let them fast ‘twice a day’, i.e, they fast before Fajr until Zhuhr and then again from straight after Zhuhr until Maghrib! So they’re having a meal in the middle of the day but nothing else.

Let your children go with their father to the Masjid for Maghrib prayer and break the fast with the larger Muslim community to make them feel the greatness of fasting and the unity of Muslims in worshipping Allah.

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Teaching Children Good Manners

Posted in Adab (Manners), Parenting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by TheAuthenticBase

Teaching Children Good Manners

Just as a child should be taught ritual acts of worship, he should also be taught good habits and etiquettes until they become second nature to him.

The Prophet said: “The believers who have the most perfect faith are those who have the best manners.” [Abu Daawood]

Good manners are an acquired trait that must be adopted from a young age. Of such manners are the following:

– Being respectful and dutiful to parents:

The first person from whom a child learns good manners is the father. If a child is raised in a good Islamic home, then it would be natural for him to treat his parents respectfully.

Allaah Says (what means): “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age in your life, never say ‘uff’ (an expression of displeasure), nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. And humble yourself to them out of mercy and say, ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.’” [Quran, 17:23,24]

– Maintaining good relations with relatives:

Sound cultivation also stipulates teaching children to maintain good relations with their relatives.

Allaah Says (what means): ”Worship Allaah and associate none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, the needy, the neighbor who is near of kin, the neighbor who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allaah does not like such as are proud and boastful. ” [Quran, 4:36]

The fulfillment of this Divine command can be accomplished only by sound cultivation which makes them grow attached to their relatives out of obedience to Allaah.

Since relatives are an extension of the family, then strengthening ties with them strengthens the whole family and it is like strengthening the whole community and this reflects an Islamic community that enjoys a cohesive structure. The Prophet said: “The example of the believers in their reciprocal love and mercy is like a human body, when one of its organs suffers, the rest of the body remains awake and suffers fever.” [Muslim]

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Mathematics For Kids: Questions 1 – 5

Posted in Parenting with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by TheAuthenticBase

Mathematics For Kids: Questions 1 – 5

Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Abbaad

Question – 1

Allaah the Elevated said:

{The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allaah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allaah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.}

How many grains is the grain of corn increased to?

Question – 2

Allaah the Glorified said:

{And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he stayed among them a thousand years minus fifty years [inviting them to believe in the Oneness of Allaah (Monotheism)…}

How many years did Nuh, ‘Alayhi as Salaam, stay among his people calling them to Monotheism?

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