ஆசிரியர்: பாட்டி ஜித்தா
அபூ மூஸா (ராடி-அல்லாஹு அன்ஹு): "சிலர் நபி (ஸல்) "யாருடைய இஸ்லாமியம் சிறந்த? அதாவது. (யார் ஒரு நல்ல முஸ்லீம் உள்ளது?" அவர் பதிலளித்தார், “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands. 1
As mothers, we are over our children. We are responsible for raising them. And they are obligated to obey us unless we command them to do wrong. But how many times have we heard of the one who is in charge of taking advantage of the one he is in charge of?
It is easy to take out our frustrations, bad day or other problems on our children . . . they are helpless, weak and dependent upon us. But during our times of troubles, we must remember that they have a right on us. On the Day of Judgment, no one will be concerned about their mother, தந்தை, sister or brother. Everyone will try to save themselves. We don’t want our children to be of those who will take from our good deeds because we mistreated them. When correcting our children for misbehaviour, we must be certain we are giving them their rights
Here are a few tips on how to control your Temper when disciplining your children
“O Ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” (குர்ஆன், அல் குர்ஆன், 2: 183)
Sawm is one of the best ways to learn self-control. This self-control overflows into many areas of our daily lives. One of those realms is that of childrearing. Although avoiding eating can sometimes put one on edge, it also has a calming effect. We are often more subdued when our stomach is not full. In addition, when fasting we are encouraged to avoid conflict and argumentation. Most of us are familiar with the hadith that says, if somebody should fight or argue with you, you should say, ‘I am fasting.’.
2. Learn about our Prophet (ஸல்)
Another way to learn self-control when disciplining is to read about and learn of the ways the Prophet (ஸல்) dealt with children. We should use him as our example. Here is a truly inspiring story that puts into perspective the manner in which we should discipline our children.
Anas ibn Malik said, “The Prophet (ஸல்) had the best disposition among people. One day he sent me on an errand and I said, ‘By Allah, I will not go,’ but it was in my mind that I would do as the Prophet had ordered me. I went until I saw some children playing in the street. Then the Prophet (ஸல்) came and saw me and he caught me by the back of my neck from behind. When I looked at him, he was smiling, அவர் கூறினார், ‘Unays (Anas’ nickname), did you go where I asked you to go?' நான் சொன்னேன், அல்லாவின் 'ஓ தூதர், ஆம், I am going.’”
Take note of where Anas said, “I will not go” when the Prophet (ஸல்) asked him to do something? There was no pulling out the belt or searching for a stick to let Anas know who’s the boss around here. Let us aspire to be patient, வகையான, and tolerant when our children exhibit their shortcomings.
3. The reward for patience
மேலும், ponder upon how valuable it is to be patient, not just for your child but for yourself.
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (அவுட்) reported that: Certain people of the Ansar asked the Messenger of Allah (ஸல்) and he gave to them; then they again asked him and he gave to them until all what he possessed was exhausted. Then the Prophet (ஸல்) கூறினார், “Whatever wealth I have, I will not withhold from you. Whosoever would be chaste and modest; Allah will keep him chaste and modest and whosoever would seek self-sufficiency, Allah will make him self-sufficient; and whosoever would be patient, Allah will give him patience, and no one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience”. 2
Our children come from our bodies, but they are a gift from Allah. One way to show our thankfulness for our beloved gifts is to be kind and forgiving when they make mistakes and don’t live up to our expectations. We pray and hope Allah will do the same for us.
- புகாரி மற்றும் முஸ்லீம்