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Halaal Parenting Ingredients

A tablespoon of kindness,
A teaspoon of sternness,
Rightly blended,
Makes a good parent.

An ounce of proper communication,
A cup of proper understanding,
Seen between the Prophets Yaqub عليه السلام and Yusuf عليه السلام,
Results in laying the foundation
Of a friendship everlasting.

A ladle of love and care,
With a mote spoon of advice,
Given by Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام to Prophet Ismaeel عليه السلام;
Every parent should exercise
For their children’s welfare.

A coffee spoon of affection,
Equally put among offspring,
Just like Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said,
Inhibits the propagation
Of rivalry among siblings.

The bulk of this heterogeneity
Should consist of one quality –
Love for Allaah and His fear;
So that from the parents emanate,
Islamic values for children to emulate.

While putting these proportions,
Remember this admonition:
‘Save yourself and your family
From the Fire of eternity
Whose fuel will be
Men and stones assuredly.’

Written by: Zubia Nausheen
Edited by: The Editorial Team

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