BUILD YOUR HOME THE RIGHT WAY
- Teaching by example
This is an obligation which the head of the household must undertake, in obedience to the command of Allah (interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones…”
(Qur’an, al-Tahreem 66:6)
This aayah is the basic principle regarding the teaching and upbringing of one’s family, and enjoining them to do what is good and forbidding them to do what is evil. Commenting on the aayah:
Dahhaak and Muqaatil said: “It is the Muslim’s duty to teach his family, including relatives and female slaves, what Allah has enjoined upon them and what He has forbidden.”
18 Shawwal, 1444 AH.