Friday Benefits: 30 Ahadeeth on Parenting – Lesson 2

 
 

Here is the 2nd lesson to the ’30 Ahadeeth on Parenting’ by Moosa Richardson. I thought I would share the first hadeeth of the lesson and the benefits derived from it, it is amazing how much you can learn from 1 hadeeth subhanAllaah.

Anas ibn Maalk, which he narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal. Mu’aadh was with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) on his riding beast. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said. “Yaa Mu’aadh ibn Jabal.”
Muadh replied, “I’m here to submit to your request.” after a moment of silence the Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him) said. “Yaa Mu’aadh ibn Jabal.” Muadh replied, “I’m here to submit to your request.” after a moment of silence the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said. “Yaa Mu’aadh ibn Jabal.”Muadh replied, “I’m here to submit to your request.
“The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said “Do you know the right of Allaah over the servant?” Mu’aadh said “Allaah and His Messenger know best.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said, “The right of Allaah over his servant is that they worship him only.”
They kept travelling…The Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him)  said to him, “Do you know what is the right of the servants if they worship Allaah alone?
Mua’adh answered, “Allaah and His Messenger know best.”
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said, “He will not punish them.”

Benefits from this hadeeth in regards to prenting:

  • Tawheed is a vital element in tarrbiyah. We must teach our children it to save them from the fire.
  • Vary your methods of teaching as the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did.
  • Call the name of the child when you speak to them to grab their attention and to alert them.
  • Remaining silent at appropriate times will make the child eager to hear the remainder of what you wanted to say .
  • Think about what you our going to present to your children the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would understand who he was speaking to and their level of understanding. When Muadh Ibn Jabal asked to inform the rest of the people this hadeeth the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  said no as it may effect their ibada and they may do less, feeling that they where safe from the hell fire.
  • You should ask the children questions to see their level of understanding .
  • You should humble yourself as the teacher and not act boastful and arrogant about the knowledge you have. Look at how the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)  humbled himself by riding with Muadh may (Allaah be please with him) and it as not a spacious camel nor horse that they rode on but rather it was a small donkey that they named ‘oufayr.
  • Teach while traveling.   

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