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  1. Jazakallahu Khairan.very nice article.But a doubt is there , u mentioned a hadith about strong believer and weak believer. Does it only mean physical fitness.?i don’t think so.A person who is physically weak may be stronger in his beliefs.This is my personal opinion.only Allah knows the best.

    • Allah knows best; an explanation of this particular hadith by Shaykhul Islam ibn Taymiyyah says that it refers to physical strength.

      – Umm Maryam

    • Bismillaah. Salaamullaahi ‘alaik wrwb. It implies both spiritual and physical.

      Hisnul Muslim
      Dua [46] When stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair

      The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allaah, than the weak believer and there is goodness in both. Strive for that which will benefit you, seek help from Allaah and do not despair. If a mishap should happen to befall you then do not say: If only I had acted…such and such would have happened’. Rather, say:

      قَدَرُ اللَّه وَمَا شَاءَ فَعَلَ

      It is the Decree of Allah and He does whatever He wills. [1]

      Qadarullaahi wa maa shaa’afa’ala.

      …for verily ‘If’ lets in the work of the devil.

      Indeed Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) rebukes due to negligence and slackness, but take to determination and caution, and if a matter should overtake you then say:

      حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيلُ

      Allaah is sufficient for me, and how fine a trustee (He is). [2]

      Hasbunallaahu wa ni’amal-wakeel.

      [1] Muslim 4/2052
      [2] Abu Daawud and see: checking of Zaad Al-Ma’aad, Pg. 106

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  2. Beautiful Masha’Allah. Can you plz write on these teens love, dating, HARAM relationships b/w boys and girls? It’ll be a pleasure to hear on that.
    Jazakumullah khairan brother.

  3. I didn’t realise that strength alluded to physical strength. I always thought that hadith meant iman strength. Strength in faith. Hmm interesting.

      • The writer did say that it alluded to spiritual strength/imaan, but he said that physical strength will help us better achieve better inner strength. Almost like “A sound mind is in a sound body” type of thing.

  4. Very nice article giving details about different qualities needs to be embedded in rising children. May Allah give strength to incorporate these qualities in our children.

  5. Asalamualaikum. .. JazakAllahu khair very important topic….to me i think we should use the means and put our trust in Allah..

  6. Ma’shallah,once again a great article that I have gained alot from.Although i’m still a young parent,I believe the lessons here can be applied personally.Barakallah

  7. Assamalykum Brother

    Jazakumullah Khair…

    7 Points of Actions very informative and very needy to implement in our lives to make productive life

  8. always..such a thought-provoking article! Jazak Allah for your efforts .. and sincerity in helping us to attain our full potential in ways more than one. I truly admire the hard work that you have put in, in making the articles so interesting and so ‘readable’, and by adding the links that are so informative and that give an all-round picture of the topic!

  9. JazhakAllah for a wonderful article. I think every parent should read this article for an ideal upbringing of our children instilling great values for prosperity in this life and the life here after.

  10. Salaam, all what I can say is shukraan. Too many times I feel I am too hard and too honest with my children.. basicly I am out of fashion as a mother.. good to know others feel the same way I do. So shukraan, may Allah guide us all.

  11. Buckle up and tie one’s camel and then put trust in Allah are so basic lessons that unfortunately we don’t learn. Sometimes I feel to run campaign on such basic knowledge which we should have learned decades or even centuries earlier,,,
    A lack of common sense or extreme show of carelessness and than relating the results to Almighty is something dilemma.

  12. AssalamuAlaikum Ustadh Malik,
    The tawakkul part in this article is my favorite. Thanks a lot for clearly simplifying those values (which took me so long in my life to get the point!)
    May Allah grants you tawfeeq in dunya and akhira.