Every child is born in a state of Fitah – Bukhari Muslim
Here are 5 tips from Ustazah Rita to help encourage our child to perform their Solat:
- BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE
What children see, children do. They are excellent mimics so the most effective way to teach them, is to show them.
- START YOUNG
It is reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
“Teach our children to pray when they are seven years old, and smack them (lightly) if they don’t pray when they are 10 years old, and separate them in their beds”
[Abu Dawod (459) and Ahmed (6650)]
- TEACH THEM ABOUT ALLAH
Without understanding of Allah, the prayer will only be a ritual. Understanding why we perform prayer helps them learn to build the spiritual and emotional connection to Allah.
- SMALL STEPS
Start small, from never praying to praying at times, to praying five times and insya Allah to praying on time!
- MAKE DUA
As parents, we should always make dua for our children.
رب هب لي من الصالحين
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