Being a true Muslim is very special in so many ways; right from what one believes to what one acts, compounding to a human specimen that ought to be adored by angels as well. However, it is very unfortunate that only a meager percentage of Muslims stand up to what can be referred as a “True Muslim”.
Heading off in the wrong direction
There can be countless reasons for that. Though majority of people might find it quite unlikely (or even uncomfortable!), but the fact remains that we literally start off in a wrong direction. One might wonder how. Well, the reality is that most of us simply take it for granted that like every other aspect of our lives that needs learning and practice for refinement, working upon being a “true Muslim” also pertains to learning and practice, which is seldom taken care of.
Setting the priorities right
For Muslims, adhering to Qur’an and Sunnah interprets as working towards being a true Muslim. Yet again, this is simply overlooked, for our love and care of worldly affairs rather than thinking for the betterment of an eternal life. Comparing to the worldly standards, if parents want their child to become a good doctor or engineer, they arrange for the best of resources and education for them. It is absolutely fine to care for the best interests of your offspring in providing them with the best of worldly support you can as parents. However, as Muslims, it is extremely ignorant not to think of their betterment in perspective of an eternal life as promised by Allah Almighty.
Unfortunately, this is what majority of Muslim parents all around the world are accustomed of doing in present times. They are misled themselves in believing to provide the best of resources to their children in getting the best of this life, while missing out providing the best of what they would need to do well in the eternal life hereafter.
“So whatever you have been given is but (a passing) enjoyment for this worldly life, but that which is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord. And those who avoid the great sins and lewdness, and when they are angry, they forgive. And those who answer the Call of their Lord, and perform the Salah, and who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation, and who spend of what We have bestowed on them.” (Surah Ash-Shura 42:36-38)
Making the most of precious childhood time
Doesn’t it appear strange to you that we scientifically believe that childhood is the best phase to learn and yearn the best for our children by presenting them with the best of resources and learning opportunities for worldly benefits, but we simply overlook doing the same (if not more) when it comes to assist our children for a live that will last till eternity.
For non Muslims, things are different. They see life in a much different manner than Muslims are ought to do, and they set their priorities accordingly. For Muslims, however, despite being honored with the opportunity of understanding life in the manner Allah Almighty (the ultimate Creator) wants them to, not being able to provide for the best to their children is unfortunate. Providing the best of Quran Education to their children should be the top priority of Muslim parents.
Therefore, in order to make sure that we provide our children with the best resources helpful to blossom their life in the world hereafter, devoting time, money and efforts in providing them with the most formidable basis of religious education during their childhood is the best way to deal with it. May Allah Almighty bless every Muslim parent with this honor!