Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Beat Him

The directive that if your son does not Pray even in the age of ten years then get him to Prayers by beating is not a declaration about using rulers and sticks. This is merely an admonition. Once a professor from Lucknow wrote to Muhi-us-Sunnah that after an altercation my son banged me on the ground and sat on me. Why did this happen? We did not teach our children Religion (deen) and therefore such things are appearing. When you admonish your children then the approach must be delicate. You might say, in soft tones, that son you should not ignore your prayers, this is not a nice thing to do. Once there was a Principal who will take rounds in the college. If there was a teacher who was ignoring his class he will find him and tell him very softly that his students were waiting for him!

(Sitting (majlis) on Tuesday, January 18, 2011)