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Allah SWT says in Quran:

"…..This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. …." [1]


Imagine if the Lord of all lords, Allah SWT has perfected a religion, how can we find faults, or any loopholes in that? This perfected religion of Islam, addresses to each and every issue of life; gives us detailed instructions for every sphere of life. No one has been neglected. Every person in any capacity has been given rights, and his own set of responsibilities. Even children have been given proper rights, failing to fulfil which might land us into trouble on the Day of Judgement.

Some of the most important rights the children have over us,  are as follows:


   Selecting a pious Muslimah as their mother

   Giving the child a good, meaningful, Muslim name

   Tehneek, Aqeeqah, and Circumcision


   Caring for them with love

   Teaching them manners

   Using only Halal income to spend on them

   Educating them

   Imparting religious education, and training them properly as young believers

   Teaching them to differentiate between right and wrong

   Treating all your children equally, and with love, and kindness

   Teaching them skills that would come handy in life

   Arranging marriage for them, once they reach adulthood



Allah SWT says in Quran:


" O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded." [2]



How can we save our families and children from hellfire? By Imparting religious education, and training them properly as young believers! What does religious education mean? Religious education includes teaching them the sahih Aqeedah about Allah, His Oneness, His prophets and angels; It involves teaching them salah along with its meanings and importance, and inculcating the habit of praying Salah on time, every time. It means to teach them to love our Prophet's (SAW) sunnah, and to incorporate sunnah into our daily lives as much as it is possible. It means teaching them Quran.


Teaching Quran is a vast field in itself. The first step is to learn to read Quran with proper Tajweed. Tajweed, the rules of proper pronunciation of Quran, is very important. A slight change in the pronunciation of Quranic text, may change its entire meaning. So, it's really important to teach Quran with proper Tajweed. You can teach Quran to them yourself, or ask any friend/ relative to do so. But today's fast paced life might not give you enough time for this important task. Alhumdulillah, there are many other options available. You can hire a Quran teacher for them. You just need to make sure that the teacher you hire knows proper Tajweed, and has been given proper ijazah to teach Quran. If you cannot find a Quran teacher in your vicinity, or you don't have time for extra commute, you can think of hiring online Quran teacher. Online Quran lessons for kids are becoming fairly common these days, as they have several advantages.


The knowledge of Quran, the true word of Allah, is essential to know the commands and instructions it holds for us. Without knowing the set of instructions it holds for us, we would fail to live our lives as true Momins and earn displeasure of Allah.


Learning to read, and learning to understand Quran is very important in getting close to Allah, and in succeeding in this life and the hereafter. We can help our children achieve that by arranging online Quran lessons for kids. Online Quran lessons for kids is in many ways a better option. You can rest assured that your child would get personalised attention, and would learn Quran at his/her own pace. Privacy, and security is another strong point. The kids can learn Quran in the secure environment of their own homes. You can monitor them, and their progress, should you choose online Quran lessons. You know exactly what they are learning. So, that gives you a chance to let them incorporate the teachings of Quran in their daily lives.


For example,


When they learn the meaning of verse 83 of Al-Baqarah, encourage them to practise what they have learnt in Quran. Calling, visiting and helping the relatives, and all the needy should be encouraged. Respect, gentleness, and care should be the guidelines of their speech. Kindness to everyone around them, including parents, relatives, needy, and orphans should be demanded, and appreciated.


"….Worship none but Allah (Alone) and be dutiful and good to parents, and to kindred, and to orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor), and speak good to people …" [3]


It cannot be emphasised enough that you cannot achieve all of this if you do not practise what you preach. Parents are a role model for their children. The children learn by observing more than being taught by words only. You should make it a point that whatever goodness you want them to incorporate in their lives, show them by doing it yourself. Last, but not the least, always remember to make loads and loads of dua for your children; for their health, long life, hidayah, success in both the worlds, wisdom, good fortune, barakah in their rizq-e-Halal, time, offspring, and so the list goes on.


Because Allah SWT says in Quran:


 "And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (I answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright."[4]







[1] Chapter 5,  Al- Maidah, verse 3

[2] Chapter 66, At-Tehrim, verse 6

[3] Chapter 2, Al-Baqarah, verse 83

[4] Chapter 2, Al-Baqarah, verse 186