Saturday 5 October 2013

Raising A Muslim Child: Mobile Phones, Computers, Internet and TV - How Does It Affect?

Many of us are proud of the technology and the comfort the modern world has to offer. However have we ever thought of how these things can affect our physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being? More importantly have we ever thought of how these affect our children?

"Many people don't understand really how the society works. Things which are causes of the problem we think they are treatment of the problem. For example, you think if my children don't behave properly and if I buy for them Iphone, smartphone, this and that then they will become happy. But by doing this you basically increase the problem. How they increase the problem I am going to explain to you clearly. These things really are so much of a problem for the mind....

Now the problem of the modern society is that people are disoriented. Disorientation is the biggest problem. People don't belong to the place where they are so they cannot learn and benefit from each other. Somebody walking down the street with his mobile phone and earphones and talking - you think he is there but he is not there. Similarly somebody travelling on a bus next to you, you think he is next to you but he is not next to you. Your wife or husband is in your house and you think they are with you but they are not with you. Similarly you think your children are in the house and are with you but they are not with you. That is why you see very often parents and children don't have anything in common to talk. Because they never took anything from each other - they both have their ideals somewhere else - they basically don't belong to that place. Now people don't belong to the place where they live. Parents and children they live in the same house but they are not together. Father's mind is somewhere else, mother's mind is somewhere else and children have their own ideals. When they are with the TV, Internet and their Iphones this is what happens. Their ideals do not come from each other but they come from somewhere else.... This is the root of many problems in the society - people are disoriented - they don't belong to the place where they are..." - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi  

The forthcoming seminar on Raising A Muslim Child in The 21st Century - Preparing The Leaders of Tomorrow addresses these deeper issues of child upbringing and development in a way that has never been done before in the English language. Shaykh Akram Nadwi has developed his research and thinking since he did a similar seminar in October 2011. We also have a Cambridge based psychiatrist and researcher contributing to this important topic.

Places are limited. Book your place now for either attendance in London or Online Worldwide.

Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars London Presents

Raising A Muslim Child in The 21st Century
Preparing The Leaders of Tomorrow

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Special Guest:
Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson (Cambridge)
Psychiatrist & Cambridge University Researcher
Date: Saturday 12th October 2013

Time: 9.45AM - 6.00PM

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London - Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Online: Worldwide Live & Recorded Access

Parking: Free whole-day parking available

This seminar explores the issues surrounding raising confident, bright and responsible Muslim children in these challenging times and turbulent environment. Priceless lessons will be drawn from the examples of many of the prophets including Ibrahim (AS) and the seal of the prophets Muhammad (PBUH), his family, his companions and the greatest of scholars and leaders to follow in his footsteps. It also features the experience and the deep insight of Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi in raising a Muslim child particularly in the West in this highly informative yet very practical seminar. This is an essential seminar for parents, teachers and anyone involved in the welfare of children. It covers child development & upbringing from an Islamic perspective for people living in the West in a way that has never been covered before. Limited places available, please book as soon as possible.


  • Crèche facilities (with play and activities) throughout the seminar at subsidised rates
  • Free refreshment provided throughout the day and lunch sold onsite
  • Interactive question and answer sessions
  • Good location with public transport access and free whole day parking

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