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Returning to School with the Quran or without it, is much more than a simple decision...

August 24, 2023

This child, a precious divine gift and an adornment of this world, will become a precious pearl in the hereafter

It's like feeding a child's soul, infusing them with gentle light, and surrounding them with affectionate warmth. It's much more than just education; it's shaping a being, raising them with love, and guiding them through the intricacies of life.When the Prophet (peace and blessings of God be upon him) cherished his own children within the walls of Mecca, that citadel of idolatry, he taught us that the environment does not dictate our ability to shape our children. Moses (peace be upon him) grew up in the palace of the tyrant Pharaoh, while Abraham (peace be upon him) endured pagan beliefs. Thus, those who claim that the society in which we live determines the destiny of our children are mistaken. The true power of education transcends societal barriers.The story of each child begins in the gentle cocoon of home. It is there that the heart finds comfort, encouragement, and a loving embrace. It is there that they discover respect, love, gentleness, sincerity, honesty, and patience through the teachings of the Holy Quran and the words of the Prophet.A child raised in the embrace of a faith-filled family will not be inclined to wander in the dark corners of addictions, toxic relationships, or the temptations of nightlife. They will carry within them security, an awakened soul, and inner tranquility, guided by the love of their parents and the ethical values of the Holy Quran.This child, a precious divine gift and an adornment of this world, will become a precious pearl in the hereafter, a lasting righteous deed. The Prophet (peace and blessings of God be upon him) said: "When a person dies, their deeds come to an end except for three things: a continuous charity, beneficial knowledge, and a virtuous child who prays for them." (Sahih Muslim)The prophetic model of education was guided by kindness, compassion, patience, and wisdom:His kindness emanated from a tender and compassionate heart, filled with immeasurable mercy. It manifested towards every creature, from the smallest to the greatest, in all aspects of life.His compassion, infused with thoughtfulness, always chose kindness and love in every situation, from beginning to end.His patience was a source of inspiration, avoiding any hasty impulse. His character was balanced, and you would never have seen him overwhelmed by anger.His wisdom was like a beacon, placing everything in its rightful position and delivering teachings for all ages.With these qualities reflected in the behavior of parents and felt in every aspect of daily life, the child, the future of society, grew up healthily. Homes were filled with kindness and serenity.Thus, to fulfill this vision, we must make the Holy Quran accessible to those in need of it. Hearts will then open to love and respond to the divine call and wisdom. The Holy Quran, the word of God, is a light that illuminates our path between good and evil. Without it, confusion reigns, and morality falters, taking with it the intrinsic nature of humanity.Join us at the Quranforsoul Foundation for this noble mission, and contribute to delivering the Holy Quran to those in need, in the language that touches their hearts. Together, we can positively change their lives, enlightening and guiding them towards a radiant future. This is how we make the light of the Quran shine in every heart, illuminating their path to a better world.