Allaah (The Most High) said:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ قُوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمۡ وَأَهۡلِيكُمۡ نَارً۬ا وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلۡحِجَارَةُ

”O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones.” [1]

Ali Ibn Abee Taalib (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: ”Teach them and nurture them (upon righteousness).” [2] Al-Hasan (rahimahullaah) said: ”Command them with obedience to Allaah and teach them what is good.” [3] Ali Ibn Abee Talhah (rahimahullaah) reported that Ibn Abbaas (radiyallaahu-anhuma) said: Act in obedience to Allaah and keep away from disobedience to Allaah, command your families with remembrance of Allaah and Allaah will save you from the fire.” [3.1]

Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah) said:

”And what is this protection? It is the advice and guidance you give them towards that which is of beneficial to them.  It is to teach them beneficial and correct things through which Imaan is nurtured in the hearts and by way of which they will come to know the rights of their Creator and the rights of their parents.  This is the meaning of ‘’Ward off yourselves and your families a Fire (hell).  And that is to take up a shield of protection for your family by advising, guiding, teaching and distancing them from everything that will hold them back (from goodness, uprightness etc.)” [4]

The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) also said: ”The teacher who teachers your child should be an upright example for his pupils.” [5]

The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) also said: ”It is obligated on the teachers to implant the true (Islamic) creed in the hearts of the young generation and that they fear Allaah with regards to their affair.” [6]

The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) also said: If the teacher strives together with the households and the fathers, then the child will be given a good and upright upbringing.  He will benefit his country and government, and Allaah will benefit Islaam and the Muslims through him. [7]


Ref 1. Soorah At-Tahreem Ayah 6

Ref 2: Reported by At-Tabari 23/491; Bayhaqee in Shu’ab Al-Eemaan 15/144; Al-Baghawee in his Tafseer 8/169 and others

Ref 3: Reported by At-Tabari 23/491-492; Al-Bayhaqee in Shu’ab Al-Eemaan 15/144 and others

Ref 3.1: Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn katheer

Refs 4, 5, 6 & 7–Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjid Al-Haraam: by Al-Allaamah Abdullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humayd (rahimahullaah): pages: 938-944)

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