Sunday, 6 October 2013

Throw Away Your Parenting Books!

Raising confident, bright and responsible children in this day and age is no doubt a very big challenge for any parent. It is even more of a challenge for parents to raise confident, bright and responsible Muslim children. Sadly many Muslim parents have no clue of what to do about it and those few who are proactive and motivated look for help and guidance in the wrong place.
Many of the books and seminars on parenting treat "parenting" as something objective - i.e. if anyone follows certain procedures and techniques then they will be able to achieve their objective. However raising children is not objective but it is highly subjective - i.e. dependant on the parents themselves more than procedures and technique. Therefore "Islamic Parenting" requires the parents to 'rectify' themselves first before attempting to 'rectify' their children.

<<O ye who believe! save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded.>> [Qur'an 66:6]
Allah (SWT) asks us to save ourselves first. If one cannot save themselves then there is very little chance that they can save others. Similarly if one cannot "raise" themselves then there is very little chance that they can raise anyone else including their children.
"The way parents must be is not to say to their children "do as I say" but to say "do as I do". To say to your children "do as I say" is wrong, this is not going to work. The way of the Prophet (SAW) is to say "do as I do". For example the Prophet (SAW) said "do the prayer as you have seen me doing". If I don't pray on time, if I don't pray in congregation, if I don't pray with humility can I say to my child pray as I do? So before I tell my child "do as I do" I should teach myself and do things properly" - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

So it is now time to throw away your superficial parenting books and come to the real "parenting" as taught by Allah (SWT) through His Prophets and Messengers. The seminar by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is about real, sincere and prophetic parenting that is holistic, integrated and multi-faceted. 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.

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
(Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridge)

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.

Features:

  • 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

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/

Previous Posts
Throw Away Your Parenting Books!
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Don't Take Away The Children's Right To Go Wrong
Raising Children Seminar - Special Guest - Cambridge Psychiatrist
How To Nourish The Mind, Body & Spirit (Heart) of A Child?
How To Raise A MUSLIM CHILD in The 21st Century?
Experts Warn: Childhood being eroded by modern life

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