We know that our time is difficult, and that's why we prepare our children in the best way possible

Living in all times comes with its requirements, and in every era, people face crises and difficulties. Our time is different from previous ones in terms of the abundance of comforts and possibilities. Since an object - as mentioned earlier - gains its significance from its surroundings, we cannot ignore the prevailing customs and how our peers and those at our level perceive things around us. A committed family does not enter into competition with anyone in worldly matters, nor does it deprive itself of the joy of independence, distinction, and shedding conformity. Yet, at the same time, it lives in its era without accepting isolation or completely breaking away from what people have agreed upon.

If people around you see a refrigerator as necessary, you cannot consider it a luxury. If a family head insists on such a view, his family will feel his oddity and deprivation. Similarly, if families comparable to yours in financial status hold their wedding parties in hotels and banquet halls, you will not be able to hold your son's wedding party on the rooftop or in an open land without the family feeling inferiority, and so on...

The Muslim family is aware of all this and thus prepares through the following:

·        Instilling in their young ones the spirit of diligence and perseverance.

·        Strengthening their sense of self-discipline and the ability to defer desires.

·        Raising them on integrity, kindness, and valuing others.

·        Enhancing their team spirit to enable them to work efficiently within a team.

·        Educating them in the best possible place, helping them to achieve the highest degrees, and training them to make the most of their time.

These themes may be reiterated in this message because they form central keys in the personality of the Muslim individual and the life of the Muslim family.

Extracted from the book "The Course of the Family" (Principles for Guiding the Family) Written by Dr. Abdel Karim Bakkar Pages (21) to (22).