What is the protecting our children? How do we protect our children in islam?
Having a family and children are natural outcomes of the divine gift that is life.
All prophets since Adam (as) have placed great importance on marriage for the honour of procreation. Only by having a strong institution of marriage is it possible to protect the family. Generations born out of wedlock and who have therefore been deprived of a household education can disrupt society, shake its foundations and cause anarchy. There is no bigger stupidity to exchange the bliss of marriage with the filth of extramarital relations.
Raising upright children is the cause of humanity’s greatest happiness. The Prophet (saw) says:
“A father leaves his child no greater legacy than good morals”. (Al-Tirmidhi, Birr, 33)
Also, stress and hardships faced while raising children are means to atone for one’s sins.
The Qur’an shines a light on the paths to eternal happiness by reminding us how nations that have forgotten their purpose of creation have lost their spiritual honour and human dignity, and have consequently been wiped off the face of the earth.
May our Lord give us the skill to use what He has given us on His path!