Educating Children: Classical Advice for Modern Times
Imam al-Ramli, Abdul Aziz Ahmed
‘A must-read for any concerned parent: Shaykh Abdul Aziz has taken one of the best classical works on Islamic parenting and contextualized the wisdom and guidance in a clear, practical and sensitive manner’ – Faraz Rabbani, Executive Director, Seekers Hub Global
This is a translation and commentary on a classical Arabic poem about raising children. The advice it contains draws on traditional sources, the experience of the translator, and the reflections of people from various walks of life.
The author of the poem Riyadatul Sibyan, is the 16th Century jurist, Imam al-Ramli. Its translator, Abdul Aziz Ahmed, is an experienced teacher who studied both classical Islamic texts with renowned scholars, and modern psychology and pedagogy.
The book discusses child development from the point of choosing a spouse to the child’s attaining maturity. It contains explanations of key concepts such as adab, etiquette, aql, intellect and role models. There are practical examples and reflections on real situations, as well as explanations of prophetic traditions.