The consequence of neglecting Dīnī education
The person who abstains from teaching his children
whatever will be of use to them has in fact committed
a serious wrong against them.
In most cases, children are eventually disobedient to
their parents when the latter were neglectful in
educating them from the beginning.
Glory to Allāh! You cannot imagine how much I enjoy
reading and speaking on themes of this nature.
When I explain these points to you, I think to myself
that I have served you.
The author says that those who are neglectful as
regards the education of their children should not
think that the harmful consequences of it will not
befall them. No. In fact, when children become totally
disobedient to their parents later on in life, it is
because parents had been careless as regards their
education when their children were young. It is as
though they are getting a “full recompense” when
their children become recalcitrant and disregard the
rights of their parents.
The author says further on:
This is why a son said to his father: You neglected me
when I was a child so I neglected you in your old-age.
Note: The fact is clear before us. Every person has to
strive to fulfil the duties which the Sharī‛at has
imposed on him. This can turn the world into a
garden of Paradise. If not, it will be an example of the
Hell-fire. We seek refuge in Allāh ta‛ālā.
May Allāh ta‛ālā inspire each one to fulfil the rights
and duties which he is obligated to fulfil so that
everyone can be saved from corruption. Āmīn.
Source: Marif Muslihul Ummat