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Prophetic Parenting Part 3 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Prophetic Parenting series, taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani,  covers 40 Hadiths on raising righteous Muslim children. This segment of the Prophetic Parenting series covers hadith relating to good conduct with children.

 

It is narrated that the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, send Anan ibn Malik to run an errand for him. Anas, who was still a young boy, ran into some children on the way and forgot. When the Prophet found him, he asked him whether he had done what was asked of him. Anas replied, “Yes, I am going!”

This hadith teaches us many lessons. For example, if a child makes a mistake, a parent can work with them to fix the mistake rather than focus on what went wrong, which will not necessarily solve the problem.

In another hadith, one of his grandchildren entered the room where charity was kept for distribution, and took one of the dates and began to eat it. The Prophet removed the date form his mouth and gently reminded him that the charity was a trust to give to others, not for personal consumption, and that the family of the Prophet were prohibited from taking charity. In this way, he taught his grandchild in a gentle, yet firm way, correcting him without harshness.

Within the teachings of the blessed Prophet, we are taught to make good intentions when spending time with them, and having high aspirations for them. For example, the Prophet Muhammad once prayed for his cousin, Ibn Abbas, Allah be pleased with him, to become learned in the religion. Ibn Abbas then became the leading teacher of the Qur’an, although he was one of the younger companions. Parents should have high hopes for their children, and make a lot of supplications for them.

About the Series

As Muslims, we take family and our children seriously. We seek clarity and guidance to raise upright, righteous, successful Muslim children who love Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will cover 40 hadiths of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on parenting.

Beginning with how to choose a spouse while keeping in mind future parenting, to raising and educating children from when they’re small to when they are young adults. We will also see beautiful, faith-inspiring examples of the Prophet’s mercy, gentleness, wisdom, and excellence in his own parenting and dealing with children–while inculcating in them the highest of aspiration, discipline, curiosity, intelligence, and spiritual resolve.

Prophetic Parenting Part 2 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Prophetic Parenting series, taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani,  covers 40 Hadiths on raising righteous Muslim children. This segment of the Prophetic Parenting series covers hadith that relate to interacting with children, as well as how to nurture a good upbringing.

The Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, told us that each child is born on the fitra, or its  natural disposition. This does not mean that each child is born a Muslim, but that each child is born with potential for honestly, good, and uprightness, as well as potential for corruption and waywardness. Therefore, the parents have a transformative role rather than a marginal one. Rather, it’s the parents that will influence the children either way. Results are in the hands of Allah, but parents are responsible for taking the means to raise their children well.

To help us attain this purpose,  the following dua appears in the Qur’an:

                                                   رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا 

“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous”. (25:74)

The righteous people are the best of Allah’s servants. We aren’t just asked to make dua for simple righteousness, but rather we are encouraged to ask Allah to make us the best of His servants.

In addition, we are told that one of the good deeds that will continue to multiply after our deaths, is a righteous child that prays for us. This should encourage parents to persist in their efforts, even at times when they feel discouraged, exhausted, or even if they feel that their children are not achieving their purpose. A parent will be rewarded for every moment of hardship they experienced if they deal with it patiently, and will be rewarded even more if their child prays for them, long after they have passed away. This should be a source of inspiration and comfort for all parents.

About the Series

As Muslims, we take family and our children seriously. We seek clarity and guidance to raise upright, righteous, successful Muslim children who love Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will cover 40 hadiths of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on parenting.

Beginning with how to choose a spouse while keeping in mind future parenting, to raising and educating children from when they’re small to when they are young adults. We will also see beautiful, faith-inspiring examples of the Prophet’s mercy, gentleness, wisdom, and excellence in his own parenting and dealing with children–while inculcating in them the highest of aspiration, discipline, curiosity, intelligence, and spiritual resolve.


Khatm of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith | Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Khatm of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith | Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

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Sacred Knowledge is honoured to present the closing session of the “40 hadith of Imam Nawawi” classes which took place in August 2008. This long-running course initiated and taught by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed in Glasgow, ended with Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi covering the 42nd and final hadith of Imam Nawawi’s famous collection of Prophetic narrations.

An electrifying lecture, beneficial to both beginners and more advanced students of knowledge, covering topics related to the science of hadith as well as short biographical sketches of scholars of the past.

This talk is dedicated to Sidi Imran Sabir (d. 3/3/2009), may Allah have mercy on him.

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