Harms of Incorrect Education – Part 2 – Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood رحمه الل

Freedom and Gender Equality

Another evil quality that college educated girls develop is the concept of ‘freedom from being dominated’ and that everyone is created equal. Hence, when they marry they are unprepared to live under the ‘yoke’ of their husbands. They will have an equal say in
every affair of their married lives. How will it ever be possible for them to obey their husbands? It will be virtually impossible and, Allah Ta`ala protect us, if the husband is also irreligious, the spouseswill lead their own separate and free lives.Conversely, if the husband is religiously inclined, that home will become a mini Jahannum due to the incompatibility of the spouses.

When a child is learning to speak, Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم has instructed us that the first thing we should teach the child is the kalimah and, as he grows older, the different aspects of deen need to be imparted to him. If the correct and proper deeni education is taught to the child then, Insha-Allah, the child will be saved from odious and corrupted ideologies; but if the child is reared in an incorrect environment, where no importance is attached to concepts such as purdah, good character, salaah, recitation of the Qur’aan, fasting, etc., then the child will be easily influenced by the negative sentiments and profane reasoning prevailing in today’s society to such an extentthat the child will even deny the existence of Allah Ta`ala!

We have frequently met youth who deny the existence of Allah Ta`ala; and met fathers who complain that their sons are denying the existence of Allah Ta`ala.
“Thanks be to Allah Ta`ala?” the son asks sardonically. “There is no such thing. If He does exist then show me His whereabouts.”

This lamentable state is the direct result of their incorrect upbringing. It is binding upon the parents to fulfil the fundamental needs of their children; and of those needs, the primary need is their deeni education. Daily, a time should be set aside for teaching deen to them. If the parents do not discharge this responsibility, then the child will grow up to be a disobedient and disrespectful child and flagrantly trample upon the parents’ rights. “This is the era of freedom and equality,” he will say indignantly. “Parents and
children are equal. Our parents are our peers. They do not command any authority over us!” Correct rearing and nurturing of children is a great responsibility placed upon the parents.

Those children who are raised under the correct supervision of their parents, are imbued with the correct understanding of deen, good character and polite speech, Those that are sent to Modern Kuffar type school, there is a tendency to drift away from
deen and ultimately their beliefs, character, morals and actions become corrupt and they become averse to the laws of Allah Ta`alaand the noble sunnat of Nabi .

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