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She instills good behavior and attitudes in her children

Posted by: "The Ideal Muslimah" forthemuslimah@yahoo.com forthemuslimah

Thu Jul 9, 2009 1:34 pm

 

The Ideal Muslimah: Characteristics of the Ideal Muslim Woman According to the Qur'an and the Sunnah

The IDEAL MUSLIMAH

The True Islamic Personality of the Muslim Woman as Defined in the Qur'an and Sunnah

 

By Dr. Muhammad 'Ali Al-Hashimi

Translated by Nasiruddin Al-Khattab and Revised by Ibrahim M. Kunna and Abu Aya Sulaiman Abdus-Sabur

 

Copyright and published by the International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1999.

 

The Ideal Muslimah: the true Islamic personality of the Muslim woman as defined in the Qur'an and Sunnah

 

The Ideal Muslimah is proud of the great position that Islam has given her among humanity. She performs her duties knowing that her role is clearly defined and that her rights are still, even today, greater than any other ideology has provided. She is a woman of moral excellence, true to her nature, not confused by alien and morally bankrupt ideas. She preserves her self-respect and dignity through her piety in obedience to Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw). She is the role model that every true believer hopes to emulate.

Chapter 5: The Muslim Woman and Her Children

 

She instills good behavior and attitudes in them

 

The Muslim woman tries hard to instill in her children's hearts the best qualities, such as loving others, upholding the ties of kinship, caring for the weak, respecting elders, showing compassion to little ones, deriving satisfaction from doing good, being sincere in word and deed, keeping promises, judging fairly, and all other good and praiseworthy characteristics.

The wise Muslim woman knows how to reach her children's hearts and instil these worthy qualities, using the best and most effective methods, such as setting a good example, coming down to their level, treating them well, encouraging them, advising and correcting them, and being compassionate, kind, tolerant, loving, and fair. She is gentle without being too lenient, and is strict without being harsh. Thus the children receive a proper upbringing, and grow up open-minded, mature, righteous, sincere, good, able to give and prepared to make a constructive contribution in all aspects of life. Not surprisingly, the Muslim mother's upbringing produces the best results, for she is the first school and the first teacher, as the poet said:

 

"The mother is a school: if you prepare her properly, you will prepare an entire people of good character, The mother is the first teacher, foremost among them, and the best of teachers." 23

23. Diwan Hafiz Ibrahim, 282. Published by Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyyah.

 

 

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