Children! Let's listen to a blessed Hadith
Salah and children
Maulana Muhammad Jawed Attari Madani
Our Final Prophet, Sayyiduna Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘مُرُوْا اَولادَکُمْ بِالصَّلَاۃِ’ ‘Command your children to pray Salah,’ (Abu Dawood, vol. 1, p. 208, Hadith 495).
Salah is a very important part of Islam. As Muslims, we must pray 5 Salahs every day. Our Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم loves Salah. One attains peace by praying Salah, and Salah is the key to paradise. Salah protects us from Hell, and it is a means of pleasing Allah Almighty and His Messenger صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
Once, a person did not come to the masjid for Fajr Salah. Sayyiduna ‘Umar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ sent a message to him, calling him. The man came and said, ‘I was ill.’ Sayyiduna ‘Umar رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ replied, ‘If you are well enough to come to me then you should also be able to go for Salah,’ (Musannaf Ibn-e-Abi Shaybah, vol. 1, p. 379, Hadith 1; Faizan-e-Namaz, p. 223, summarised).
When the time of Salah arrives, we should stop playing, talking, or doing our homework and go to pray Salah. With a small amount of effort, we can easily offer our Salah.
Rahmat kay shamiyanoon mayn khushbu kay sath sath
Thandi hawa chalaye gi aye bhaiyon! Namaz
May Allah Almighty grant us the ability to pray our five daily Salahs and act upon all the teachings of Islam.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم