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Advice for Fathers with their Children : Ibnul Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah

Ibnul Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.)  رحمه الله said:

‘Allaah’s advice for fathers with their children precedes advice for children with their fathers.
So whoever was careless and negligent of educating his son, and leaves off benefiting him and leaving him useless, then he has been evil to him, extremely evil.

Indeed most children being corrupt is due to their fathers, and then being neglectful of them.
Them leaving their education of the Faraa’id (obligations) and the Sunnan (practices of the Sunnah) of the religion, so they caused them to be lost when they were young. Then the fathers did not benefit from them when they were older.

Just like some fathers held it to be shameful that their children were disobedient, so the child says, O my father you showed disobedience to me when I was young,  so now I’m being disobedient to you now that I am older. You caused me to be lost when I was a boy,  so I caused you to be lost in your old age.’

[From ‘Tuhfat al-Mowdood bi Ahkaam al-Mowlood’ pg.387]

Signs of Beneficial knowledge : Sheikh Bakr Aboo Zayd رحمه الله

images1) Implementing it.
2) Hatred for being praised,  complemented,  or displaying haughtiness over others.
3) Increasing your modesty with the increase of knowledge.
4) Fleeing from the love of leadership,  fame,  and worldly pleasures.
5) Abandoning the claim to have knowledge.
6) Having bad suspicions about oneself,  and good suspicion about other people,  so as to steer clear from disparaging them.

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mubaarak رحمه الله used to say,  in poetry if the manners of the Salaf were mentioned:

“Do not compare us to them
for the sound person who walks
Is not the same as the crippled one. “

[The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge –  Sheikh Bakr Aboo Zayd رحمه الله – page 79]

Nurturing children upon Cartoons – Sheikh Saleh Al Fawzaan حفظه الله

imagesSheikh Saleh Al Fawzaan حفظه الله was asked:

What is the ruling on nurturing children upon Cartoons of which the goal is to benefit them and teach them good manners?

The Sheikh حفظه الله said:
Allaah made pictures Haraam, and it is Haraam to acquire them so how can we nurture our children upon them?? How can we nurture them upon something that is Haraam, upon pictures that are Haraam and drawings that move and speak and are similar to human beings? This is an evil picture and it is unlawful to nurture children upon it.
This is what the Kuffar want. They want us to oppose what the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه و سلم prohibited us from. And the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم prohibited us from pictures, and using them, and acquiring them. And those who spread it (cartoons) between the youth and the Muslims, claiming that it is from nurturing (the children) then this is immoral nurturing. And the correct nurturing is to teach them what will benefit them in their religion and worldly affairs.

 Q: What is the ruling on watching and buying Islaamic animated-cartoon movies, given that these movies present purposeful and beneficial stories for children which promote good character, dutifulness to parents, honesty, offering Salah (Prayer) regularly and the like.
These animated movies are intended as good substitutes for television which has become widespread. However, the problem we face is related to the fact that such movies present hand-drawn pictures of humans and animals. Is it permissible to watch these animated cartoons? Please advise. May Allaah reward you with the best!

A: It is NOT permissible to buy, sell or use cartoon movies, because they include Haraam pictures. Raising children should be done in ways that are Islaamically acceptable with regard to teaching, disciplining, encouraging them to offer Salah and taking good care of them.

May Allaah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

{Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’}

Imâm Abdur-Rahman As Sa’adi رحمه الله attends the tea party

Down Memory Lane… children will remember you… even if years go by….!
imagesThe following is a summarized translation:

‘If a person sees his daughters or his little ones playing with toys, he should sit with them sometimes…’

During the period this incident is related, Sheikh as-Sa’di رحمه الله was a major scholar, judge, Imâm and lecturer. One day, he was about to leave his home when he saw his young daughter and her friend sitting and playing with their toys. They had made up a skit as though they were in a room, pretending that some objects represented tea and coffee, playing as girls normally would do. When the Sheikh was about to leave his daughter’s friend (the little girl) asked him: ‘Why don’t you visit us?’ He رحمه الله replied, ‘I will visit you, tomorrow, insha-Allaah.’

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