We are pleased to present the fourth part in the series ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’. In this 16 minute sabaq video, Shz Taher bhaisaheb focuses on the responsibility of parents in the education (tarbiyat) of their children. He states that in the Rasail of Ikhwanus Safa, a human’s life is divided into four stages, just as we have four seasons and four eids. The four stages are: childhood, young age, middle age, and old age. In the first stage, childhood, the responsibility of the parents is to raise their children with love and compassion and to inculcate good values (adab). In this sabaq, Taher bhaisaheb refers to many sayings by Rasulullah SA, Amirul Mumineen SA and Aimmat Tahereen SA. Amirul Mumineen SA identified the responsibilities of a child towards his parents and the responsibilities of the parents to the child. The child is responsible to follow the directions of his parents in all things, except if following their directions will result in disobedience of the Creator. The parents are responsible to give their child a good name (yuhsina ismahu), to inculcate good manners (yuhsina adabahu), and to teach him to read and understand the meanings of the Quran. 

Taher bhaisaheb stressed that while schooling is very important, the responsibility of a child’s education and upbringing lies with the parents. That cannot be outsourced. This responsibility can only be fulfilled by spending quality time with the child, talking with him, and teaching him. 

He added that sometimes there is so much pressure on the child that there is no time to play, which is also necessary.  

Part 4 (16 min) of the sabaq series is now available for viewing on Fatemidawat.com.  

In previous weeks, the first, second and third part in the series ‘From the Cradle to the Grave’ were presented on FatemiDawat.com. In the first two parts, Shz Taher Bhaisaheb addresses the meaning and purpose of the Shari’at of Islam, Shari’at Mohammadiyya and introduces the Sabaq Series. Through the sabaq he raises and answers pertinent questions.  

The Sabaq videos are available on Fatemidawat.com and also as a Podcast through iTunes and for Android users.