When children reach the age of understanding (generally between seven and
eight years), inculcate the habit in them to sleep on desperate beds even if
they are brothers and sisters. It can, at any time, lead to the spoiling
of their character. More caution must be exercised with ghair maharams
(those whom one can marry).
It is also not advisable to allow very young children to sleep completely
alone in their rooms. This can lead to the spreading of all kinds of
thoughts in their minds which can lead to many dangers.
It is highly essential to clean the body especially the private parts
during one’s early youth otherwise dirt will accumulate on the organs
causing one to scratch and other skin diseases. Scratching will create
carnal urge which will lead to disastrous consequences. It is also
necessary to remove all pubic hair.
The most preferable method is to clean oneself once a week, especially on
Fridays. One should take a bath and shave off all pubic hair the hair under
the arms. Moustaches should be trimmed. It this is not possible weekly,
then at least every fifteen to twenty days. The maximum period is forty
days. One will be sinful if one did not remove the hair within forty days.
Young children should be kept busy in some activity. Being unoccupied is
extremely harmful and it can lead to one becoming a vagabond and wanderer.
It is also highly essential to keep away from evil company and evil
friends. When evil company harms even good people, what effect will it have
on immature children?
As the object of Islamic law is to keep the social environment as pure as possible from all kinds of sexual excitement and stimulation, it has allowed satisfaction of the sexual urge only in marriage and all relations outside marriage and unlawful. In order to strenghten the society, Islam has provided some effective safeguards.
This is in fact the basis of the Islamic way of life – Muslims are educated and trained so that they automatically obey the spirit of Islamic law. Those who believe in Allâh. When a believer knows that Allâh dislikes obscenity and indecency, he will, if he is a practicing Muslim, abstain from indulging in all such acts and will keep his life absolutely pure and chaste. Islam provides moral education to its followers to help them meet the required standard of purity and chastity.