Islam is concentrating on a family lifestyle. And the family lifestyle is the one thing that the mankind lost today. That’s why mankind is not having comfort in their houses.
We must concentrate. We must look at our children properly. We must not be a dictator to them. We must, not only by word to say we love them, we have to show love to them. We have to go out of our way to, not to give them everything they want. They have to know how to respect their parents. But the parents, they have to know how to give them a proper education. If we don’t know that, we have to reach to higher stations. Those who know what to do, to reach to them. And this way, we will be raising better generations, better children, and in the Judgment Day we will not be responsible. Until eighteen years of age, the parents, they are responsible to teach their children the proper ways. Huh! that is European ways. We say eighteen. Man becomes responsible in Islam when he’s sixteen years of age.
But in these days, because they are sitting twenty‐four hours in front of the television and they are learning so many wrong things, they are still responsible. When they know, watching television, this is only for their ego, they have to know that running to the way of Allah, if you run to make Allah happy, Allah is going to make you happy. If you don’t make Allah happy, no one can make you happy in this world. No one can be a guarantor for you in this world. If one day you are happy, the next day you are going to be in trouble. Our duty is to hold on tightly to Islam, to the Holy Prophet’s teachings Inshallah ar Rahman.
- Sahibul Saif Shaykh AbdulKerim Efendi Hazretleri (ks)