Protect The Rights Of Children
A child is considered an award and a trust bestowed by Allah SWT upon His servants. Therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure the rights and welfare of the child are always upheld.
Our children shall also inherit this nation and develop the future of Islam A child is considered an award and a trust bestowed by Allah SWT upon His servants.
Therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure the rights and welfare of the child are always upheld. Our children shall also inherit this nation and develop the future of Islam.
In general, in Islam children are referred to as persons who have not reached puberty. It is It is determined by factors of nature or age.
However, in the Malaysian context, children are defined as persons under the age of 18 as prescribed in the Child Act 2001, and such definition also applies internationally.
No matter what definition is used, the protection and development of a child is always dependent upon an adult.
The Words of Allah SWT, read at the beginning of this sermon, were from Surah al-Syu'ara ', verses 132 to 135 , and have the following meanings: Which means: “And fear He who provided you with that which you know, provided you with grazing livestock and children, and gardens and springs. Indeed, I (Prophet Hud) fear for you the punishment of a terrible day."
The verse suggests that all the awards of Allah SWT to us in the form of knowledge, livestock, farms, springs and others, including children, are mere tests for us.
They either lead us to have conviction in Allah SWT or otherwise. Their rights must be fulfilled and given due attention. Islam is very concerned with benefits related to children.
Imam Ahmad r.h. recorded a hadiths , narrated by Abdullah ibn 'Amr RA, where Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said The person who does not (shows feelings of) compassion towards our children and does not know how to (discharge) the rights of our parents, then he is not from among us."
All parties should be aware of and play, their role to ensure children are always protected and safeguarded from any form of neglect, abuse, discrimination and exploitation, which will affect their growing process.
Children also have the same rights as adults, which has to be respected, such as the right to personal confidentiality, not to be humiliated in public, and not to be physically, mentally or emotionally abused
Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said "O little boy, would you allow me to give this drink to the Elders ?" The child replied: "I will not put anybody else ahead of me, but you, O Messenger of Allah." With that, Rasulullah SAW gave the drink to the boy
Islam is a peaceful religion and it prohibits anyone from hurting others without any reason, especially children.
Child abuse is a form of serious violation of the rights of children to develop in a healthy and dignified environment.
Abuse can occur in the form of physical, emotional and sexual. Children are like a piece of white cloth and it is the responsibility of parents or guardians to colour them.
Imam al-Bukhari r.h. recorded a hadith narrated byAbu Hurairah RA that Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said "Every child is born in a state of fitrah (Islam). Then, both mother and father will make the child Jewish, Christian, or Zoroastrian, like livestock giving birth to the perfect animal. Do you see any defects in him?"
Education is an extremely important aspect in shaping the personality, talent, mental and physical abilities of children. Therefore, each of them has the right to be given the opportunity to obtain normal education without any discrimination.
Children are indeed dependent on adults in all aspects of life. Parents are Responsible and are the primary examples for children.
Treat them with love and respect. Make sure their needs in life are balanced and adequately provided
The conclusions that can be drawn from today's sermon are:
First: Children are the blessings of Allah SWT as they are our heirs and the continuation of our legacy.
Second: Children are entitled to care, education, safety and more.
Third: Leaders and communities also play a big role in defending and protecting children.
Let us all reflect upon the words of Allah SWT in Surah at-Tur, verse 21: “And those who believed and whose descendants followed them in faith, We will join with them their descendants, and We will not deprive them of anything of their deeds. Every person, for what he earned, is retained.