Hadith for Children
A Good Question
Muhammad Javed Attari Madani
The Final Prophet of Allah Almighty, Sayyiduna Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘حُسْنُ السُّوَالِ نِصْفُ العِلْم’ ‘[Asking] a good question is half of knowledge,’ (Mu’jam Awsat, vol. 5, p. 108, Hadith 6744).
Dear children! By asking good questions, we can effectively acquire useful information. Asking good questions has been described as the key to gaining knowledge. So, the one who reasonably uses this key, the lock of knowledge will be opened for him; he will enter the door of knowledge and bask in its virtues. The one who asks more questions is more successful in gaining knowledge.
Some children shy away from asking questions. They do not ask their teachers questions in the classroom, and as a result, they do not understand their lesson correctly. They only realise the harm of this when the teacher asks them about the lesson the next day.