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Emphasis on the Love for the Prophet (s.a.w) and the Ahlulbayt (a.s)

The prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) said: "Teach your children three habits: love of your Prophet, love for the Ahlulbait and reading of the holy Qur'an" 120.

In this stage the child's feelings, tenderness and consciousness, developed regards love, hatred, attraction, disinclination, zealousness and withdrawal. It is then incumbent to utilize the tenderness in the child and to developed his feelings and tenderness and try to focus him towards the highest exemplary human being and commence concentrations on the love for the prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in his personal sentiment.

The best way to focus this love is showing their stances and their conduct in the society especially regards their mercy, sympathy, generosity, sufferings, deprivations and aggressions they encountered. All this make the child to be sympathetic with and loving them. Then they will hate all those that cause havoc to them among the polytheists and the perverted ones.

Concentration on the reading of the holy Qur'an in the childhood makes him to be vocal in the Book of Allah. He will be acquainted with what came in the Qur'an especially the chapters and the verses the child understand their meanings.

The reality has established that the child possess the ability to repeat and memorize what he hears. The child will grow up having attraction and interest for the Qur'an and what is in Qur'anic understandings reflect on his senses and conduct.

Notes:

120 - Kanzul Umaal vol-16: 456/45409.

Adapted from the book: "The Child's Education in Islam" by: "Ismail Abdullah"

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