7 Things You Must Do For Your Child
#1. Teach them the oneness of Allah SWT & Prophet Muhammad SAW as the last Messenger
The Prophet said, “O Mu’adh! Do you know what Allah’s Right upon His slaves is? I said, “Allah and His Apostle know best.” The Prophet said, “To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is? I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know best.” The Prophet said, “Not to punish them (if they do so).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
#2. Instil the right way to love Allah SWT Prophet Muhammad SAW, Jannah and Parents
Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet SAW said, “There are three qualities that whoever has them, will taste the sweetness of Iman: To love Allah and His Messenger SAW more than anyone else; to love a man only for (the sake of) Allah; and to hate returning to infidelity after Allah has saved him from it as he would hate to be thrown into the fire (of Hell).” [Sahih Al –Bukhari and Muslim]
#3. Instil the right Adab (behaviour) towards their Teachers, Friends & The Environment
Children often mirror the attitude they see in adults. Set a good example if you want your child to exhibit values like honesty, integrity, compassion and kindness.
#4. Teach them how to perform Solat & Daily Simple Sunnah Practices
Allah SWT tells us that following the Quran is to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW
#5. Develop important Life Skills
Establishing Ground Rules will not only enhance good behavior but teaches a child to be independent. Every child is capable of doing things if they start at an early age. Doing activities like opening and closing doors, carrying things, putting back their toys after playing and caring for self activities, teaches them concentration, coordination, order and discipline.
#6. Nurture Respect for others regardless of their ethnic, cultural or religious background
We all live in a world of different cultures, values, traditions and beliefs. If we accept our similarities and differences, there will be harmony and peace.
#7. Provide a customized Education for your child after understanding their learning styles
Children have different ways of learning. It is important for teachers to learn how to identify these learning styles and adjust their approach to teaching.