How to instill Izzah in our children
- Izzah (honor) fills a Muslim’s heart and soul with self-esteem and dignity.
- It enhances connection to Allah.
- It prevents a person from being overcome and humiliated.
- It liberates man from being a slave to his own passions.
- Izzah does not mean arrogance.
- It helps the Muslim in supporting Virtue and fighting against Vice.
Virtues of Izzah
- Izzah brings a Muslim closer to Allah Almighty.
- It provides a Muslim with might, honor, dignity, self-esteem, glory, and pride.
- It boosts the nation’s glory among all other nations.
- It protects a Muslim from deviation and sins.
- It frees a Muslim from slavery to his own desires and passions.
Family’s role in instilling Izzah in their children
- To instill and foster the Islamic faith in their children.
- To raise their kids with strong faith in Allah and educate them to resort to none but Him.
- To accustom children to practicing the basic worship rites and to enhance their sense of honor.
- To fill their hearts with love and appreciation for Allah Almighty and His Prophet.
- To encourage children to study the biography of Prophet Mohamed and His companions.
- To raise children on renouncing what people possess and avoiding sins, whether minor or major.
- Prophet Mohamed says, “Renounce what the people possess, people will love you.”
- Parents should be good examples for their children at home.
- To deal properly with children while correcting their mistakes.
- To avoid the practice of oppression against kids; otherwise, they would lose their dignity and self-esteem.
- To accustom children to morals and manly behavior and strength in abiding by the right and other values.