A Concern I Face Regarding the Future Generations

I have a concern.

Today I see a rise in knowledge and a rise in opportunities to learn. I see institutions rising and catering to the need for knowledge within our communities.

At the same time, I have a concern.

My concern is that we may have missed something. We focused on quantity so much but maybe forgot about quality and the objective of knowledge all together.

The goal has never been to just know or to just memorize but to let that knowing impact our daily life.

One area I have a concern about and wish to rectify by the will of Allah is regarding the Quran.

There are numerous opportunities to learn how to recite and memorize the Quran and many are raised with that being the peak of the mountain. However, once accomplished,  there’s nowhere to go but down. Many are raised with reciting and memorizing but not with understanding, acting and implementation. That’s a problem. It’s a problem because it’s a disaster to limit the Quran, the words of Allah, to just merely recitation and memorization without action and love.

Therein is something I’ve challenged myself with and want you’re suggestions: How do we raise the next generation of Muslims to love the Book of Allah? How we raise the next generation to truly have a relationship and close companionship with the words of Allah?

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ

Those only are believers whose hearts become full of fear when Allah is mentioned, and when His verses are recited to them they increase them in faith, and in their Lord do they trust.

Share your thoughts below.

4 comments

  1. adnan

    Parents need to instill this notion that the Quran and Sunnah are not a part of life but a way of life early on. All aspects of life should reflect the teachings Quran and Sunnah. If the foundation is good you have a better chance later on. Allahu A’alam

  2. Yasir

    By setting higher goals, setting the bar higher, by emphasizing the tragic hollow end of someone who doesn’t strive for understanding, by making it mandatory, by gathering a group of like minded parents and creating a social support structure so it’s easy for the kids mentally, psychologically, emotionally. By letting kids see what happened to the generations before them that did not strive for understanding and implementation (ex. MoonFighting while bombs drop over syria)

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