A reminder on an important topic concerning the way we raise, nurture, treat and educate the children in our homes and communities.
Posts Tagged ‘Tarbiyah (cultivation)’
Should I Memorise Quraan or Seek Knowledge?
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan was asked a question by a youth who had reached 16 years of age and for the last 18 months had been memorising the Quraan in a hifdh program. He wanted to focus on seeking knowledge, however he was advised against this by the supervisor of the hifdh program; saying that the youth requires tarbiyyah (islamic cultivation) and that if he was to seek knowledge without tarbiyyah, it would be detrimental to him. The young man then asked Shaykh Saalih (hafidahullah) for his advice:
Seeking knowledge is tarbiyyah, there is no difference between tarbiyyah and seeking knowledge. Memorise the Quraan and seek knowledge this IS tarbiyyah.
MUHAADARAT FEE AL-AQEEDAH WA AD-DAWAH; AL-MAJMOO’A ATH-THAANIYA VOL.1 PGS. 180
Shaykh Al-Uthaymīn (Allah have mercy on him) said:
The legislated texts came urging with (cultivating and) taking good care of the youth; directing them to that which is good, upright and proper.
Therefore, if the youth are upright and proper – and they are the foundation and future of this nation, their uprightness is built upon strong pillars of the religion and manners – in the future they will be a light for this nation and righteous successors for our scholars, inshā Allāh.
Source: Shaykh Uthaymīn’s “Min Mushkilāt Ash-Shabāb” page 5
Shaykh Ṣālih Al-Fawzān (hafidahullāh):
Save yourself from the fire by having taqwa of Allāh and (likewise) save your children from the fire by way of (giving them) righteous cultivation upon Islām and upon (performing actions of) the religion and having excellent manners. If not (i.e. if you have not given them this cultivation), then indeed you have betrayed the responsibility which you were entrusted with.
Source: Official Website of the Shaykh
Bishr Ibn Al-Haarith (rahimahullaah): Self-Amazement is that you aggrandise your deeds and belittle the deeds of the people or that of someone else. [Hilyatul Awliyaa 8/348)]
 Tarbiyah [Cultivation]: Ka’b Bin Ahbaar Advised a Seeker of Hadeeth to Safeguard himself from Self-Amazement
Ka’b Al-Ahbaar said to a man who came to him seeking after Hadeeth, ”If your knowledge filled what is between the heavens and the earth, whilst (you are afflicted with) Self-Amazement, it will not increase you except in lowliness and deficiency”. [Hilyatul Awliyaa 5/376]