More on Being Firm, Gentle & Compassion Towards the Young
June 7, 2012 § 10 Comments
From my previous article on Grooming the Young: Firm, Gentle & Compassion, there was a comment that highlighted the article to its core. The comment was by Arabian Roses who blogs at Arabian Roses’ Whispers. And she writes beautifully. And here’s her comment in its full glory:
[I recommend that people must learn by heart the following ahadith to learn how to deal with kids gracefully .
“He (the Prophet (saws)) was praying. When he performed sajdah, Hasan and Hussein jumped onto his back. When the people tried to stop them, he gestured them to leave the two alone. After offering his prayer, he placed them in his lap and said, ‘Whoever loves me should love these two.’” (Reported by Ibn Khuzaimah and Baihaqi)
“The Messenger of Allah (saws) was praying and he was carrying Umama the daughter of Zainab, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, and she was the daughter of ‘As ibn Rabi’a ibn Abdu-Shams. When he prostrated, he put her down, and when he stood, he carried her (on his neck).” (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)
“The Prophet (saws) said: ‘When I stand for prayer, I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut it short, as I dislike to trouble the child’s mother.’” (Reported by Bukhari)]
Thank you Arabian Roses for the lovely comment, and more please.