Islam Facts For Kids: Simple & Interesting Facts About Islam For Kids
Children are regarded as gifts and blessings of Allah. Islam lays stress upon the well-being of children as they hold the future of a society. Under Islamic facts, children must be taken care of properly, nurtured patiently, and made strong consistently. To love children is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). Amr bin Saeed (r.a) quoted Anas (r.a) as saying:
“I have never seen anyone act more kindly towards the children than Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h). His son Ibrahim was suckled in the neighborhood of Medina. He would go accompanied by us, and enter the house which was full of smoke, the child’s foster father being a blacksmith. He would take him and kiss him and then go back.”
His love and kindness was not confined to Muslim children only but was for all. Once in a battle, a few children came between the fighting forces and were killed. When he learned of this incidence, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was very distressed. Somebody remarked:
“O Allah’s Messenger! They were the children of polytheists” to which the Prophet (p.b.u.h) replied, “Even the children of polytheists are better than you. Beware! Don’t kill children. Beware! Don’t kill children. Every soul is born in the nature of Allah” (SWT)
A few Islam facts for kids and children are as listed below:
The first child to ever embrace Islam was none other but Ali (r.a). He was amongst the early converts to Islam. At the age of 10, Ali (r.a) had a strong personality and character to distinguish between right and wrong.
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) was greeted by children while entering Madina, singing joyfully.
Quran forbids parents to kill children for want and poverty. Allah says, “Kill not your children on a plea of want, We provide sustenance for you and for them” (6:151)
The Holy Quran has declared children as a test and material aspects of this life. “Your riches and your children may be a trail, but in the presence of Allah is the highest reward” (64:15)
When a child is born, Adhan is given in his ears. So the first thing the child hears is the name of Allah.
Parents must provide basic needs to their children, such as, food , clothing and education. They must be properly brought up and taught good manners. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said: “No father gives a better gift to his children than good manners and good character” (Tirmidhi)
All children should be treated equally and one child should not be given preference over another.
Daughters must also be brought up with love and affection; educated and looked after and sons should not be preferred over the daughters. Abbdullah Ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said:
“Whoever becomes the father of a girl, he should neither hurt her not treat her with contempt nor show preference over her to his sons in kindness and affection. Allah will grant him Paradise in return for kind treatment towards the daughter” (Abu Daud)
Similar to these Islamic facts for kids, children also have responsibilities towards their parents such as
A. Being obedient to them.
B. Praying for them.
C. Showing tolerance towards them.
D. Have special treatment towards the mothers.
The Quran says:
"And we have enjoined on man (To be good) to his parents: In travail upon travail did his mother bear him. And in years twain And in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), 'Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.'" (31:14)