What is your greatest dream for your child?
To have a good job? A comfortable life? Or for them to have a certain career?
I hope not. Because this world is more insignificant in the eye of Allah as dead lamb.
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that Allah’s Apostle (sallalaahu alaihi wa sallam) happened to walk through the bazaar coming from the side of ‘Aliya and the people were on both his sides.
There he found a dead lamb with very short ears. He took hold of his ear and said:
Who amongst you would like to have this for a dirham?
They said: We do not like to have it even for less than that as it is of no use to us.
He said: Do you wish to have it (free of any cost)?
They said: By Allah, even if it were alive (we would not have liked to possess that), for there is detect in it as its ear is very short; now it is dead also.
Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:
By Allah, this world is more insignificant in the eye of Allah as it (this dead lamb) is in your eye.
(Sahih Muslim :Book 042, Number 705)
My greatest dream
To be reunited in Paradise. That’s my greatest dream for my children.
So here is a thought; no matter how rich or famous our child can be, it will be of no benefit if they do not know how to worship their God.
What worth is our children’s college degree if they do not know their Rabb (Lord)? What worth is their successful career if they have a foul mouth?
Sufficient it is for our children to grow up, knowing their Rabb, submitting to Him.
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