10 Beautiful Hadith to Teach your Children

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The sayings of Prophet Muhammad  are filled with wisdom and guidance for mankind. He did not utter a word, other than it was deliberate and with a purpose. Through the study of his hadith, we can learn more about our purpose in this world and our children can benefit from the wisdom his saying contain.

Listed below are ten beautiful ahadith that will inspire your children and teach them important lessons for the future.

Read one or two aloud each day to your family and discuss them together. This small act will sow the seeds of faith in their hearts insha’Allah.

  • Intentions

 

On the authority of Umar ibn Al-Khattab who said: “I heard Allah’s Messenger saying, “The (reward of) deeds, depend upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration will be considered to be for Allah and His Apostle, and whoever emigrated for the sake of worldly gain or for a woman to marry, then his emigration will be considered to be for what he emigrated for.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • The Five Pillars

 

“On the authority of Abu Abdul Rahmaan Abdullah (r), the son of Umar ibn al-Kattaab (r) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Islam is built upon five [pillars]: testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the prayers, giving zakat, making pilgrimage to the House and fasting the month of Ramadan.’” 

(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • To Mention Allah’s Name

 

On the authority of ‘Umar bin Abu Salamah who reported:

The Messenger of Allah ,said to me, “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”

 

(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Bad Dreams Hadith

 

On the authority of Abu Qatada who said,

The Prophet said, “A good dream is from Allah, and a bad or evil dream is from Satan; so if anyone of you has a bad dream of which he gets afraid, he should spit on his left side and should seek Refuge with Allah from its evil, for then it will not harm him.”

(Bukhari)

 

  • Avoid harming other Muslims

 

On the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari who reported:

I asked the Messenger of Allah : “Who is the most excellent among the Muslims?” He said, “One from whose tongue and hands the other Muslims are secure.”
(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Don’t lie

 

Abdullah bin Mas’ud reported that the Prophet  said, “Truth leads t piety and piety leads to Jannah. A man persists in speaking the truth till he is enrolled with Allah as truthful. Falsehood lads to vice and vice leads to the Fire, and a person persists on telling lies until he is enrolled as a liar.”

 

  • Prohibition of disobedience to parents (Abu Bakra)

On the authority of Abu Bakra who said, “the Messenger of Allah said,

‘Shall I not inform you of the greatest of the major sins?’ [three times] They said, ‘of course O Messenger of Allah!’ He said, ‘associating partners with Allah, disobedience to the parents – then he sat, reclining – and the false statement.’ He kept repeating them until I said, ‘if only he would stop’”

(Sahih, Ghayah al- Maram)

 

  • Against vanity

On the authority of Abu Hurairah who narrated that the Messenger of Allah  said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts [and deeds].
(Muslim)

 

  • Politeness

 

On the authority of Abu Darr who reported that the Messenger of Allah  said,

“Do not disdain a good deed (no matter how small it may seem) even if it is your meeting wit your (Muslim) brother with a cheerful face.”

(Muslim)

 

  • Love for others

On the authority of Anas bin Malik who reported that the Prophet  said:

“None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Hopefully this is only the beginning of your child’s relationship with the Prophet, and his wise words and advice.

If you found this article beneficial, we also have a beautiful children’s book of Hadith available in our shop, 30 Hadith for Kids by Zanib Mian. This book explains 30 different hadith in child-friendly language, making the saying of the Prophet accessible to children of all ages.

What is your favourite hadith?

Which one seems to resonate and stick in the minds of your children?

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