قرآن وسنت کے تناظرمیں والدین کی بچوں سےمتعلق ذمہ داریوں کاتجزیاتی مطالعہ
An Analytical Study of the Responsibilities of Parents towards Children in The Light of Qur’ān and Sunnah
Keywords:Islām, Parenting, Children, Challenge, ECE
Children are considered as precious gift from Allāh Ta‘ālā. Islām places great importance on marriage as a means to not only establish a family unit but also to ensure the upbringing of righteous and well-mannered children. Islām encourages individuals to choose their life partners wisely, taking into consideration their character, piety and compatibility. By doing so, it aims to create a strong foundation for a harmonious and nurturing family environment, which in turn contributes to the upbringing of better children. After marriage, Islām provides guidance on various steps to raise children in the best possible way. This includes teaching them the principles of Islām, instilling good manners and ethics, and providing them with a well-rounded education. Islām emphasizes the importance of nurturing children with love, care, and discipline, ensuring their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. While ECE is receiving attention globally, it may not be fully functional in some areas, including Pakistan. It is true that children spend a significant amount of time at home, which makes parents the primary influencers in their early development. However, there are challenges that parents face in providing proper guidance and support to their children. One such challenge is the increasing use of mobile devices and other distractions that can hinder effective parenting. It's important for parents to strike a balance and create a nurturing environment that promotes the holistic development of their children. Ultimately, it's a collective effort involving parents to ensure that children receive the best possible start in life. By recognizing the importance of ECE and taking proactive steps, we can work towards creating a brighter future for our children as it's taught by Islām. Furthermore, Islām encourages parents to be role models for their children, displaying good behaviour, kindness, and patience. It emphasizes the significance of spending quality time with children, engaging in meaningful conversations, and actively participating in their upbringing. By following these teachings, Islām aims to produce polite, trained, and educated offspring who contribute positively to society and uphold the values of Islām. The focus is on raising children who have a strong moral compass, a deep understanding of faith, and the ability to make sound decisions. Overall, Islām provides a comprehensive framework for individuals to strive for the best upbringing of their children, ensuring that they grow up to be righteous individuals who positively impact their families, communities, and the world at large.