Sunday, March 11, 2012

How the Early Muslims Raised their Children

Examples to take in consideration.

Zayd Ibn Aslam narrated upon his father that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab used to pray the night prayer for as long as Allah had decreed for him. When the last part of the night arrived he would wake his family saying: ‘The Prayer! The Prayer! And he would recite the verse: “And command your family to pray.” [Taha: 132] “At-Tahajjud wa Qiyaam Al-Layl”]

‘Uthmaan Al-Haatimee said:

I heard Ibn ‘Umar say to a man: "Discipline your children because you will be asked: How did you discipline your child? What did you teach them?" [Ash-Shu’ab” (8295)]

Thaabit Ibn ‘Ubaid said:

"Zayd Ibn Thaabit was the most joyful of people to his family." [“Ash-Shu’ab” (7852)]

Sufyaan Ibn ‘Uyainah said: I heard Abu Sanaa Darraar Ibn Murrah say:

"Today I milked the animals and provided my family with water to drink. It used to be said: The best of you are the most beneficial of you to your families." [“Ash-Shu’ab” (7855)]

Saalih the son of Ahmed Ibn Hanbal said:

"Whenever a righteous, pious man who wasn’t tempted by the beauties of this world came to visit, my father would send for me so that I could see them. He loved for me to be like them." [“As-Siyar” (12/530)]

Al-Hasan (Al-Basri) said:

"May Allah have mercy upon the one who admonishes themselves and their family by saying: Oh my family; your prayer! Your prayer! Your Zakaat! Your Zakaat! Your neighbours! Your neighbours! The poor and needy! The Poor and needy! Hopefully Allah will have mercy upon you on the day of judgement. Verily Allah praised the slave who behaves like this;"

He said:

“And he used to command his family to pray and give the Zakaat , and his Lord was pleased with him.” [Maryam: 53] “Al-’Iyaal” (1/506)]

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri said:

“It is proper for a man to force his child to acquire knowledge because he will be asked about this.” [“As-Siyar” (7/273)]

[Taken from the Book “Narrrations of the Salaf” (273-274)|Zakarriiyyah Ibn Ghulaam Al-Baakistaani|Translated by Hassan as-Somali|Source:]


RidaFatima said...

great post....

Asma Khan said...

Jaza-kl-Allah for reminder... :)
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Aliza Khan said...

Awww that girl looks so cute n pretty in hijab MashAllah =D

Mr Nasir said...

I feel the urge to have my own family wheneva i read stuffs like this. Thanks for sharing!

cookingvarieties said...

hi dana, such a heart warming and beautiful pic of mom and child.. look so clean so pure, so calm. have a nice day dear. how are you, i am back to blogging.

Safyiah said...


Salam =) it's Safyiah here, hehe. it's me and Dana who post on this blog.
You can see the difference at the end of the article. It says who's the author of the post =)

Hope you and your family are fine =)

SARAH said...

wonderful post mA! raising a good Muslim child is the one of the best ways to strengthen the ummah

Anonymous said...

Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh sister :-)

Masha'Allah, this is a great and inspirational post!! Jazakallah khair.
Have a beautiful day and may Allah (swt) bless you always, ameen.

Nuriddeen bint Yusuf said...

Alhumduillah, glad to come across your blog, may Allah may us all parents like our predecessors

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