Child Education in Islam, (

“Observe your obligation towards Allah, you will find Him facing you; try to acknowledge Allah’s Favors when in prosperity, He acknowledges you in adversity; and knonw that what you miss cannot indeed be your lot; and what becomes you lot will not indeed miss you. Learn also that victory comes through endurance, and relief comes with distress and that with hardship comes affluence.”
Source: Child Education in Islam (, Part Two, page 76,

In a Hadith by the Prophet (PBUH) related by Al-Bukhari, Ahmad and Ibn Majah, we read, “Indeed there will be in my nation some people who regard adultery permissible wearing silk, drinking wine, and playing music permissible. Another Hadith related by At-Tirmidhi after Abu Musa (PBUH) say, “Anyone who listens to songs, will not be allowed to listen to the rauhaneein (reciters of the Qur’an) in the Garden.”

In the wording of Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah, the Prophet (PBUH) said, “May the curse of Allah fall on women acting like men, and men acting like women.”

4. Treatment by Medication

Imam Muslim, Ahmad, and others related after Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah that the Prophet said, “For every ailment there is a remedy; so if the remedy is right, recovery is sure with the permission of Allah.” Also in the Musnad by Imam Ahmad, after Usamah Ibn Shurayk, who said, “I was in the company of the Propeht (PBUH) when some Arabs came, and said, ” O Messenger of Allah! Shall we take medicine; for surely Allah has never prescribed any sickness without prescribing the cure of it, except for one sickness.” So they asked, “What s it?” He said, ‘Senility’.”
[page: 88]

Physical Education and Horsemanship
Allah says,
“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery)…” (Al-Anfal, 60)
Here we find Imam Muslim relating that the the Prophet (PBUH) said,
“A strong believer is more gracious and more beloved by Allah than a weak believer.”
[page: 89]

Here, we have the Hadith from ‘Ata who said, “I heard of a people who will be mustered, with their hands pregnant, so I think they are those who practised masturbation.”
Child Education in Islam, p. 93

It is well-known that what leads to harm, or causes perdition should be avoided, for practising it is prohibited. Again, we have the saying of the Prophet (PBUH), “No harm, and no reciprocating injury.” Since masturbation has its harmful physical, sexual, psychological and mental effects, then its is prohibited.
Child Education in Islam, p. 94

We have teh saying of the Prophet (PBUH), “O young fellows, anyone of you who is sexually competent, should marry; for this is more amenable to lowering one’s gaze, and more immune foor the private parts. But anyone who cannot afford marriage, has to fast, for it is enough restraint.”
Child Education in Islam (, p. 94

Educational Responsibility

“Are those who know equal to those who know not?…” (Az-Zumar,9)
Again, we have:

“And say: “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” (Ta-Ha, 114)

Also, we have:
“Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.” (Al-Mujadalah, 11)

In regards to Hadith, we have, as related by Abu Hurairah, the Messenger (PBUH) saying, “Anyone who follows a way for seeking knowledge, Allah will guide him along a way leading to the Garden.”

Again, we have Imam Muslim relating from Abu Hurairah the Messenger (PBUH) said, “When Ibn Adam (a person) dies, his deeds are extinct, except for three accomplishments: on-giving donations, or some useful knowledge for others, or a righteous son who would invoke blessings of Allah for him.”
Child Education in Islam (, Part Two, p. 104

Finally, we have At-Tirmidhi relating from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger (PBUH) said, “This world is cursed, and whatever is wordly is also cursed, except the remembrance of Allah, and what is associated with it, and anyone teaching or learnig that.”

Islam is a religion that makes education compulsory starting from the very tender years of children. Here we have Ibn Majah relating after Anas (ra), that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The quest of knowledge is an ordinance on every Muslim.” Ibn Majah also relates after Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri, that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Anyonoe who keeps secret any information about religion that Allah has revealed, and that is of benefit to people, will be shackled by Fire on the Resurrection Day.”
Child Education in Islam (, Part Two, p. 105

In regards to knowledge, Islam has spoken of two types: obligatory and optionally collective. Recitation of the Qur’an, rules of worship, matters of lawfulness and unlawfulness and every ordinance for individuals relating to wordly and religious ordinances are obligatory on every Muslim male and female. All useful knowledge related to agriculture, industry, commerce, medicine, geometry, electricity, and even nuclear science-all of these are optionally collective. If a group of Muslims acquire any of these types of knowledge, the responsibility will be abrogated from the rest of the community; and if no group achieves such knowledge, all the community would be held responsible.
Child Education in Islam (, Part Two, p. 105

Again we have to emphasize the fact that the duty of educators is to teach the young how to recite the Qur’an, to know the history of the Prophet (PBUH) and his Companions, and relevant Shariah teachings. This is in accordance with the ordinance by the Prophet (PBUH) related by At-Tabarani: “Emphasize, in the education of your children, three areas: love for your Prophet (PBUH), love for his household, reciting the Qur’an, for the upholders of Qur’an will be in the shade of the throne of Allah on a Day when there is no shade except the Throne’s shade.” Such education should start from the early years, when the young have a fresh memeory, and are more readily inclined to education.

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). This is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) And protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent and to draw their veils all over bosoms and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers…” (An-Nur, 30-31)

Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported that the Prophet(PBUH) said, “Verily, no one among you believe, until he does love for his brother whatever he loves for himself.”
Child Education in Islam (, Part Two, p. 139

Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Al-Hakim have narrated after Malik Ibn Rabi’ah who said, “While we were in the company of the Prophet(PBUH) a person from Bani Salamah came, and said, “O, Messenger of Allah, is there any thing of good treatment left towards my parents after daeth?” The Prophet(PBUH) said, “Yes; prayer for them, asking forgiveness for them, fulfilling their commitments, honouring their friends and showing kindness to kindreds by blood since that was achieved by them.”

“The beneficent treatment that a man can offer should be to the people who offered beneficent treatment to his father.”

Giving precedence to mother over the father. Al-Bukhari narrated that Abu Hurairah(ra) said, “A man came to the Prophet(PBUH) and said, ‘O, Messenger of Allah! Who has the best right of my good companionship?’ The Prophet said, ‘Your mother.’ Then the man said, Who comes next? the Prophet again said, “Your mother,” Again the man said, “The who is next?” The Prophet also said, “Your mother!” Then man repeated. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your father!.”
Islam has given preference to the mother over the father for two reasons:
first, the mother suffers as a result of pregnancy, suckling, and rearing her children more than a father does. Here the Qur’an explicitly says,
“His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years – give thanks to Me and to your parents. Unto Me is the final destination.” (Lugman, 14)
Second: due to mother’s nature, which is full of affection, love, and pity, she gives more care to the children than the father. So the child may not be able to fulfill all his duties towards her. So the Shari’ah enjoins the child to be most compassionate and obedient to his mother.


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