Author: Shaykh Abdullaah Naasih 'Ulwaan
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2000)
Pages: 440 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
A very helpful and informative book on rearing children encompassing of most aspects related to the subject and presented in a lucid style.
This is an abridged translation of the famous book written by Shaykh Abdulla Alwan 'Tarbiya tul awlad fi al-isla' bringing up children in Islam. It is established that the common ailments of human societies, personal as well as social, find their remedy in monotheism and justice. Therefore, emphasis on these two moral principles is essential. Muslim children must develop a clear understanding of the concept of the oneness of Allah, mainly through the performance of the devotional acts of worship, to Him, and through developing a sense of justice in all personal and social dealings.
Shaikh Abdullah Naasih Ulwaan of Saudi Arabia wrote the famous 'Tarbiyatul Awlad fil Islaam'. Well-known Pakistani scholar Maulana Dr Habiibullah Mukhtaar who is the Chancellor of the Jaami'atul Uloomil Islaamiyah, translated it into Urdu and produced a condensed edition to make it more accessible for a wider audience. This English edition is a very good translation of the Urdu work. He writes: 'My aim is that this invaluable gem may find a place in every home. Every person may easily refer and read, understand and benefit from it.'
This book takes an easy approach to the fundamental principles of upbringing and the manner and rules of training. It discusses the subject of rearing and training from every angle. The book contains guidelines on imparting religious discipline, character building, spiritual education, intellectual growth, and physical instruction. It suggests ways to mould the child's personality in the right direction, morally, psychologically, and socially.