A Lesson On Bringing Up Muslim Children
And The Devastating Ideas of a Christian Missionary

Al-Allaamah Adullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humayd (rahimahullaah)

Excerpts:

“The teacher who teachers your child should be an upright example for his pupils. They take him as an example in fulfilling the commands of Allaah and in his manners, just as Uthaybah Bin Abee Sufyaan said to his children’s teacher: ‘Indeed, I have come to you to teach my children; firstly: rectify yourself and adhere to your religion, because their eyes are fixed to your eyes. They will not see you beautifying or doing something, except that they will blindly follow you in (that).’

Then he (Uthaybah) said to the teacher: ‘teach them the best of the narrations,’ meaning: The best and most beneficial, and the most beneficial science. Then he (Uthaybah) said: ‘Keep them away from flirting with women and composing love poems about them; rather teach them the hadeeth and the Qur’aan, and (those) poetry and etiquettes of the Arabs that develops bravery in the souls, heroism, nobility and adherence to good customs.’ This is what Uthaybah said to the teacher of his children; He said: They (my children) will follow your actions just as they learn from your sciences, so therefore your actions must be good.  So if the teacher strives together with the households and the fathers, then the child will be given a good and upright upbringing. He will benefit his country and government, and Allaah will benefit the Islaam and the Muslims through him. However, if his teacher is from the teachers of the west–from the disbelievers and the corrupters, the enemies of Allaah, His Messenger, the religion of Islaam and the Muslim lands—then without doubt he (the student) will be nourished with their milk and will drink from their water. He (the student) will follow their footsteps and traces, because a student treads upon the fundamental principles of his teacher.”
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“Alas, how can we be pleased with sending our young children to a faculty in America or to such and such country, and he (the parent) says: ‘My child has gone to study,’(whilst he has gone) to study disbelief, heresy, deviation and how to turn away from his family, his country and religion!!; because they (disbelievers) will teach him this, just as Zimmer (The Catholic philosopher and theologian) advocated.This Zimmer was a head of the Christian Missionaries and he was one who sent Christian missionaries to the various regions of the Arab-Islamic Countries. He gathered them before dispersing them, and he said to them: ‘Inform me of what you will be doing in the Muslim countries?’ One of them said: ‘I will convert five to Christianity.‘ Another said: ‘I will convert two to Christianity, and I will give them the ‘blessings’ of Christianity and make them thankful.‘ He (Zimmer) said: ‘You have not understood our desired objective. It is not possible to convert the Muslims to Christianity. It is not possible for the Muslims to reject their religion, except if you yourselves teach them the western sciences. The most important thing is that you teach the Muslim children and inculcate doubts in their souls about their religion and inculcate rejection in their souls against their countries. And eventually when one of them sets up a centre in his country, he will give no importance to anything else except his desires; and when he gathers wealth, he will do so according to his desires. So he ends up having no religion and no connection with his Creator. Therefore, cultivate the lands of Muhammad (i.e. the Muslim lands) upon this.
And he (Zimmer) said in another speech of his: ‘Indeed, Islaam is like a tree, so therefore it must be cut off from its branches. Its branches are the children of the Muslims; therefore teach them so that they can aid you to cut off the tree of Islaam in their countries. You will not be able to cut it off yourselves, rather teach their children to aid you in uprooting it in their countries.

This is their statement (O reader); and if this is their statement, then how can a person excuse himself for sending his young child to Germany, France, America, Italy and London, whilst he has not yet been filled with the correct creed. This is an error.

He (your Muslim child) will come to you whilst turning away from his religion; turning away from his parents and looking down upon them. He will consider them to be (people) who neither possesses understanding nor do they know, whilst in reality he is the one without understanding and does not know. Therefore, it is incumbent upon a person to give serious concern to the children under his care; because they are a trust. And when you neglect them, then indeed you have betrayed the trust. Allaah (The Most High) said: O you who believe! Betray not Allah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your Amanat (things entrusted to you, and all the duties which Allah has ordained for you). [Soorah Anfaal: Ayah: 27]”

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