Divine Wisdom: The passage, “Your wealth and your children are only a test for you. There is great reward with God:” Surah At-Taghabun – QN64:15, reminds those who, out of fear of the overwhelming influences around them, are plagued by the question, ‘How can I teach my kids to cope with the negative influences around them? Especially in the face of this pandemic, how will they cope?’ that studies have confirmed the greatest influence, even greater than friends, school or the media, in determining the character and direction of children, to be ‘their parents’.
In other words, as custodians and greatest influencers of our children, and like the situation in a relay race, it’s only when the story of future generations is told, will parents get to know how they fared.
So let the knowledge that:
1) When we commit to that which the Almighty has taught us from our youth, He will work with us;
2) He will work through us; and
3) He will help us raise children who’ll pick up our legacy of faith and carry it further than we did;
Teach you, as we celebrate our children today, to make it a point of duty to drench them in the words of God, and thereafter pray for the grace for them to act on the words, while they see you walk the talk, and cause them to excel in every aspect of their lives. It is then we can thank God and say ‘Alhamdulilai, I have indeed passed your test of me’. Ma Shaa Allah!
Happy Children’s Day to all our children!!!