The Fitrah in Childhood – Few Observations by Some of the Children [in Year 4] at a Salafi School
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Some of the children – [in year 4] – at a Salafi School were given Ayah 65 in Surah Al-Ankabut and asked to talk about what is mentioned in this ayah regarding the attitude of the Makkan polytheists when they were in danger, so some of them wrote:
In this ayah, Allah says they make duwa to Allah when they are in danger and when they are safe, they worship the idols. That’s not good.
When the miscreants embark on a ship and are in danger, they invoke Allah for help but when they are safe they are ungrateful and go back to their idols.
When they are in need of help upon the sea, they worship Allah because they know their idols can’t help them and when Allah gets them to land safely they worship the idols again and they are spoilt.
I showed this work to one parent whose child wrote, ”and when Allah gets them to land safely they worship the idols again and they are spoilt” so we both laughed because of the phrase ‘and they are spoilt’. We ask Allaah (The Most High) to protect the next generation of this Ummah and make them examples for mankind in every aspect of life. We ask Allah (The Most High) to make all our children the coolness of our eyes in this Dunyah and the Aakhirah, grant us and them Ikhlaas, Sidq, Thabaat and Husnul Khaatimah…Aameen.