Author: Imam Muhammad bin Ahmed al-Ramli (Author); Abdul Aziz Ahmed (Author)
Publisher: Kitaba (October 2; 2013)
Binding: Hardcover Description from the publisher:
A translation and commentary on a classical Arabic poem about raising children. The advice it contains draws on traditional sources; the experience of the translator; and the reflections of people from various walks of life. The author of the poem Riy datul Siby n; is the famed 16th Century jurist; Im m al-Raml . Its translator; Abdul Aziz Ahmed; is an experienced teacher who studied both classical Islamic texts with renowned scholars; and modern psychology and pedagogy.
The book discusses child development from the point of choosing a spouse to the child s attaining maturity. It contains explanations of key concepts such as adab; etiquette; aql; intellect and role models. There are practical examples and reflections on real situations; as well as explanations of prophetic traditions.
Each chapter contains discussion points and quotes from various contributors. The topics include: Discipline Gender roles The influence of television and mass advertising The importance of finding time to play and relax and Ways of developing the intellect. Imam Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Ahmad al Ramli was born in Ramlah; a village near Manufiyyah in Egypt; in 919AH. He was the son of a famous Shafi`i faqih and mufti; Shihab al-Din Ahmad al-Ramli. His teachers include his father; Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyya al-Ansari and al-Khatib al-Shirbini. After his father s death he became the chief Shafi i mufti in Egypt. Such was his eminence that many came to identify him as the Mujaddid of his century. He died at Cairo in 1004AH. Riyadat al-Sibyan ; a classical poem on parenting written 500 years ago by one of the leading authorities of the Shafi School; Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ramli who was in the tenth century after Hijra. Inculcate Islamic manners and the Prophetic character in their children Provide children with sound Islamic education Raise a spiritual child who loves Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) Protect one's children from negative influences; and Discipline children when necessary