Message to Parents
Imagine that you are in the day of judgment, waiting for your final destiny and hoping for the mercy of Allah. Then, suddenly angles will cloth you with garments, which far surpass everything to be found in this world, and will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and you will say, “O Lord, how did I earn this.” It will be said , “Because you taught your child the Quran.”’”
Have you ever wanted your child to memorize quran and recite it with Tajweed and tarteel?
Have you ever imagined your child as Hafiz?
Have you pictured your child in the future leading the prayer in the masjid while there are others more seniors, respected people in the congregation?
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘The Qur’an will come on the Day of Resurrection like a pale man saying to its companion, “Do you recognize me? I am the one who made you stay up at night and made you thirsty during the day…” Then he will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and a crown of dignity will be placed upon his head, and his parents will be clothed with garments, which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “O Lord, how did we earn this.” It will be said to them, “Because you taught your child the Qumran.”’”
(Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Awsat, 6/51).
Wow. What a reward parents would get in the Akirah…garments, which far surpass everything to be found in this world, and that will only be because they took care of and taught their child. Even if they themselves were ignorant, Allah will honor them because of their child. But the one who prevented his child from learning the Qur’an, he will be one of those who are deprived.
It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads the Qur’an, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learned the Qur’an.”’”
(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756)
Did Shaitan ever whispered to you: where can you find good Quran school? It is hard to find qualified quran teachers? You are so busy, you don’t have time to drop and pick up your child everyday from the school? And so on…. these are excuses for procrastination. With more than 12 years of formal education, we clearly envision the end result for our kids. We want them to have higher certificates and hence better jobs and prosperity. This is because we can sense the benefit of education in this Dunia. What about sending our kids to memorize Quran. Well, the benefits are not readily apparent.
Our beloved PBUH said: “The best among you is he who learns the Holy Quran and then teaches it to others.”