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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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Follow Luqman’s (RA) example described in the Qur’an.


  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 and 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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