Playing with your Children

Playing with your Children – Advice from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Advice from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him), posted, with thanks from Muwasala

Parents should supervise their children playing and play with them at times. One of the pious would always play with his children to make sure they were not affected by bad influences and to make sure they were learning as they played.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was often the ‘camel’ for Sayyiduna al-Hasan and Sayyiduna al-Husayn to ride upon.
Once Hasan and Husayn were wrestling with each other. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was watching and cheering on Hasan. Sayyidatuna Fatimah saw this and asked him why he was supporting Hasan and not Husayn.
He replied:
“I am only supporting Hasan because Jibril is supporting Husayn.”
This is the care that Hasan and Husayn received. They were playing under the watchful eye of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and Sayyiduna Jibril.
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