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Parenting tips from Luqman – the wise

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Zahra Anwer

Associate Editor at Destination Riyadh

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When advising your child, follow Luqman’s (a.s) example described in the Qur’an. Following are the valuable tips for parents to raise better Muslim kids.


1. Teach them to worship Allah alone.

“And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, “O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice.” [31:13]

2. Teach them to be dutiful to their parents 

“And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years.” [31:14]

3. Teach them to be grateful

“Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.” [31:14]

4. Teach them that Allah is well-Aware of their good/bad deeds

[And Luqman said], “O my son, indeed if wrong should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.” [31:16]

5. Teach them to establish prayer & be patient.

“O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] determination.” [31:17]

6. Teach them not be boastful, arrogant and proud.

“And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” [31:18]

7. Teach them to walk and talk humbly

And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys.” [31:19]

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