Skip to main content

How to Deepen the Love of Allah in Young Heart?

Children tend to have some of the most inquisitive minds. They get inspired by things quickly, they keep asking questions and they are full of excitement. It is at this tender age that you can start instilling the love of Allah and the true spirit of Islam in them.

It definitely doesn’t mean by forcing them to join your salah or making them go to as many Qur’an classes as possible. It means; by getting their minds thinking about how Great and Merciful their Creator is. Make them feel how close ‘Islam’ is to their real life. Show that our worship is not just a routine chore.

It can be quite tricky at once in our busy lives and the rise of technology, but here we will discuss some easy ways to ensure that your little one’s heart is immersed in the love of Allah.

So, The Love is Already There:

Before anything, always remember that love for Allah is already there in our young one’s hearts and it is our duty as parents to help nurture and sustain that love. Don’t take it as a hugely difficult task – do not underestimate how much understanding your child already has about their Creator from a very young age.

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone) and his parents convert him to Judaism or Christianity or Magianism” [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Visit Dar-us-Salam Publications - Online Islamic Bookstore!

SHOW THEM THE SIGNS OF THEIR CREATOR:

The importance of pondering over the Signs of Allah is understated and yet so invaluable. There are so many things around us to remind us of our Creator, and it is up to us to stimulate a child’s mind to find opportunities to contemplate on Allah’s signs in everyday tasks and conversations – whether it’s discussing the weather, eating breakfast or stuck in traffic on the school run. Soon your child will be pointing out all the signs of Allah r in many of their conversations. For example:

Your child playing with his favorite wooden train. Ask him/her, “What is your toy made of?”

Then Suggest different materials, and then conclude: “The toy is made of wood.”

You can then ask them , “where does wood come from?”

Again, discuss different places and then conclude: “wood comes from trees.”

Now, importantly, ask your child, “who created the trees?”

Without any doubt, and with full conviction, tell them “Allah The Magnificent has created the trees for the wood for your train.

This will create a dialogue where your child will automatically attribute Allah as The Designer and The Creator. Keep reminding them how many things Allah has blessed us with.

“Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. Those who remember Allāh (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire”. [Qur’an: Chapter 3, Verses 190-191]

Visit Dar-us-Salam.com for all your Islamic shopping needs!

LEAD BY EXAMPLE:

Children love to imitate their elders; if you love the deen of Allah , let it show through your actions and this will be mirrored by your youngsters. The beauty of Islam means that there is always something to learn – yes, we can send our children to madrassah and Qur’an and Arabic teachers to learn Islam, but there is a duty upon ourselves to instill the teachings of Islam into our children, by undertaking the actions we want to see in them. We are never too old or too busy to stop learning or improving ourselves to raise the love of Allah.

Take your children to the mosque often so that the environment becomes familiar and beloved to them. Get them involved in your Salah at home, by giving them their own prayer mat and prayer cloths. Children love to play and explore and are naturally enthusiastic. Take time to carry out projects that increase Islamic knowledge. Seek knowledge together by using their areas of strength and enjoyment to deliver lessons.

Your role will determine how they look back at being taught about Islam. Their hearts are so impressionable and full of love, and as a parent you have the potential to cultivate a strong faith in them, which will prove important later on in their lives, especially during the teen years.

The love of Allah is already placed in their hearts is waiting to be nurtured by you.

What ways do you teach your children to love for Islam? Comment below and let us know!

Comments

  1. Asalamualaikum My 8year boy old now a days miss madrasa classes and he became irritated asking for wudu to read quran I just say ok you will do anytime read it as you read but read some lockdown make our children's irritated n away from books as well as quran reading ...

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.

In the name of Allah, most compassionate and most merciful. “From among the signs of the Hour (end of time) are that religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars), ignorance will prevail, drinking of alcoholic drinks, and there will be a prevalence of Zina.” – Prophet (saw) We begin our topic with these words of our beloved Prophet. How true were his words? We live in a world where all these things are prevalent and unfortunately in our Muslim community as well. Many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are trapped in the evil of Zina and it has become a norm for them, as a result they don’t even consider it haram and unlawful. Allah says in holy Quran: Sūrah al-Isrā’, 17:32: “And do not even approach zina, for it is an outrageous act, and an evil way…’’ We are not going into detail about why Zina is unlawful but in this article, you will find the consequences of this sin. How this affects a life of a person physically, mentally, spiritually and so

MUSLIMS MOURN ALI BANAT - THE MAN ‘GIFTED WITH CANCER’

It’s a sad day for all those who knew Ali Banat, the young man gifted with cancer. Ali Banat was an inspiring Australian Muslim philanthropist whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. “At this point in my life, Alhamdulillah I have been gifted by Allah with cancer throughout my body and I have changed my whole life to helping people,” he said. An Inspiration to Muslim Youth A man of a kind heart was known for his charity work over the past three years. One of his biggest achievements is MATW project, (Muslims Around The World) launched in October 2015 to assist those less fortunate in the poverty-stricken areas of Togo, Africa. He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa. May Allah accept it from him! Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on our brother Ali Banat and make it easy

THE MAN WHO INSPIRE MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS EVEN WHEN HE IS PASSED AWAY (ALI BANAT)

Ali Banat is a sydney born who was diagnosed with Cancer and doctors have given him only 7 months to live. Despite his circumstances, he considers this a gift from Allah. Ali Banat, is a young man who, in his own words, was “gifted” with a stage 4 cancer throughout his body. He was given just a few months to live but took this great test as an opportunity to change his life. Upon receiving this news he immediately sold his business, gave up his lavish lifestyle and prized possessions and began a new mission to give up his Dunya and work for his Akhira. Ali has humbly dedicated the remainder of his life to helping those who are far less fortunate than him and in doing so, set up the charity MATW Project (Muslims Around The World) which has already changed the lives of so many. Being diagnosed with cancer is like death sentence for many. But this is not the way Australian Muslim Ali Ali Banat sees it. For him, the sickness is unquestionably a gift from Allah. “At this point in m