I have to share this with you... because i feel so happy and i feel that all my penat lelah paid off...
I started to make my Amna to solat 5 times a day when she was 7, on her 7th birthday...we had a talk...(check note lama) tapi preparation since 6 la...tapi dari kecik memang selalu ikut2 la kami solat....she hasnt missed her solat since. Walaupun lambat, tetap solat. I made sure of that - because the key is SOLAT ni kalau tak tanam dari kecik memang LIAT nanti....But it is very important to keep this in mind:-
1) kalau kita bagi dia tinggal WALAUPUN sekali nanti we are sending the wrong signal - kena make sure - every waktu without fail, walaupun penat, ataupun lambat
2)l Selalu kalau boleh solat together..mula2 memang kena solat together....kalau tak ada rumah make sure an adult in the house pastikan anak kita solat. (hari tu Amna pergi her reading class, i asked her teacher to take her to the suarau)
lepas solat time tu lah peluk cium, senyum - i always kiss her at the head and say "Barakallahufiha" Ya Allah make my Amna a good Muslim Ya Allah....make her never miss her solat Ya Allah.....kuat2 bagi dia dengar....ps:- kalau kena amik cuti ambillah - bukan waktu exam je amik cuti - buatlah STEP ini, yakni melangkah ke alam 7 thaun dan tidak meninggalkan solat A BIG Thing! "mama amik cuti hari ni sebab nak pastikan yang adik solat 5 waktu sehari!"
3)Selalu cerita how IMPORATAMT it is to solat..how Allah is watching us... how we are good Muslims when we solat, how Allah loves us, Solat tu, untuk kita, bukan untuk Allah.....TAPI selalu jugak cerita yang akan ada orang TAK solat...acknowledge the fact that sometimes we feel lazy to solat....itu semua kerja SETAN! Fight them off....! I tell Amna that even some grown ups tak solat! I tell Amna that....we have to be strong.. we have to tell ourselves we will NEVER miss our solat.....
4)Awal2 subuh ni memang tak bangunkan, tapi as soon as dia bangun pagi, ill ask her to solat straight away.(yes memang leceh..but we have to, and we have to do it with LOVE diselang seli dgn strictness)
5)kalau dia tinggal - DENGAN sengaja, i take the rotan and hit her on her tapak tangan slowly, just as a reminder. After that i hug her and tell her i love her, and i just want her to remember - and guess what?? memang dia ingat!!! (3 kali baru, i think not bad, sampai satu hari dia terlambat solat, sebab keluar dan memang tak ingat, dia yang suruh rotan) But i tell her kalau TERLUPA atau TERTIDUR its ok...but kena solat terus bila bangun.
Macam ni ceritanya, i told Amna, kalau Ummi ambik Amna dari sekolah lambat, Amna solat dulu Asar kat sekolah....tadi memang datang lambat...i was loking for her..and guess what????
She was actually praying her Asar prayers...i wanted to pengsan and cry...she did all by herself.... i pun told her how happy and how proud i was of her...i tanya dia kenapa? dia kata "Amna ingat apa Ummi cakap".....cair nya hatiku ini.
Apa lagi, Ummi ni peluk cium dia....and called nenek at Australia...now im sharing with all of you!!!Because i want us to raise generation of good Muslims that are disciplined, smart, intelligent -that remembers Allah because the world so BADLY needs good QUALITY Muslims like this!!!
And the foundation is - to start them off right - solat at SEVEN! Yes just as how Rasulullah asked us!
I love you all!!! Good night.....
** i took that picture of Amna praying from my table, dia sendiri bangun solat Isyak...without even bothering me..berbunga hati seorang ibu....
I don't know the original writer, if you know please leave me the link! I took it from here: http://mrshafiz.blogspot.com/2011/03/have-u-read-this.html. Thank you Maria for sharing this!
It's an eye opener to me, do not wait! In disciplining your kid. It started with solat, and others will follow.
I remember reading this somewhere, how to raise your kid based on our Prophet Muhammad SAW's advice:
1-7: shower them with endless love and play with them
7-15: start to teach them with discipline. You may hit them if they refused to perform the prayer when they are 9 (there is a guideline how you hit your kid btw)
15-21: be their friend
21 > : you can let them go
This really inspire me not only to do the best in raising up Zahra but also an inspiration to improve myself! Bad habit easily developed and one bad habit that I caught lately is when I missed any prayer, I won't jump with a rushed heartbeat in my chest and quickly qada' it like those days. Instead I will carry on my work like usual and promise myself that I will qada' it later. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't .
So must change myself first. Kalau tertido and miss it, ganti terus after dah bangun.
TGIF! Hope you have a good weekend! I'm going to my hometown this weekend and will fall into my mom's arms *how I miss her!*. I already call her on what I want her to cook for me hahaha. Ok see ya next week!