Youth and Children in the Path of the Prophet


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Youth and Children in the Path of the Prophet

The fact that the children and youngsters were more receptive to the divine message, and their pure and clean creation enabled them to put a sincere effort in living and spreading the teachings of the Prophet in that day within the way of their faith, and exceedingly widened the link of the Prophet in which they take place in a short time.

These unique people, who transformed their society into the Age of Happiness under the guidance of the Prophet, continue to serve as role models of today's children and youngsters, and each day this link widens more and more in terms of devotion for the Prophet.

Today, the devotion for the Prophet is reflected in the sincere and straightforward words of children and youngsters; this devotion echoes from many cities of Anatolia in the letters of Aysegul, Gulru, Tugay, Ismail, Musa and others. We believe that similar feelings are shared by the children and youngsters of other countries and they will soon be reflected in these pages as well.

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)

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