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[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman – Part 2]: Avoiding Shirk

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In [Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman – Part 1]: Prerequisites of Being a Wonderful Parent of this series on parenting based on lessons from Surah Luqman, we touched upon the essential prerequisites that we need to fulfill ourselves to be positive, wonderful parents throughout our journey of parenthood.

This part focuses on the first advice of Luqman 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him) to his son: avoiding shirk (not associating anything with Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)). The two fundamental and critical attributes of tawheed (oneness of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)) and iman (faith) are very important for one to be able to stay away from shirk effectively. Continue reading

[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman – Part 1]: Prerequisites of Being a Wonderful Parent

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We all want to raise our children to grow up into adults whose center is Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), to love and fear Him, find peace in salah, look for their answers in the Qur’an, try to live their life according to the Sunnah of the Messenger ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him), be patient during trying times and not lie or cheat, and the list goes on. There are so many attributes we want our children to have when they grow up. But what are the most important attributes that we must try our best to inculcate in our children? Continue reading