Do You Believe In God?
May 14, 2006 § 2 Comments
The other day I noticed my son asking me extraordinary questions concerning God. For example he repeatedly asked, “Can we see Allah”. He also makes a point to come in my room when I am making as-salah and make one full raka’a with me. Then he’s done, I think it is so cute! He starts out very serious and as he follows my lead into atayah, I see his interest fading. Possibly because his Arabic is not so good, my Arabic is not so good so I blame myself, but I’m working on that.
Lately, he asks his Christian Grandmother (maternal) if she believes in Allah? In fact he asks her this at every opportunity it seems. From my observations it seems that he is really putting the pieces together and trying to figure out the meanings of things in a philosophical way beyond our conversations. It seems that he is developing a conversation with the Self, questioning and establishing his own relationship with his lord. Watching this is phenomenal! I feel it is time for me to enroll him in a weekend madrassa Al-Islam, (masha Allah) and bring him to the masjid* and spend some time with him… just him and his Baba!
*Note: In Islam, children (boys or girls) are not obligated to make Fardh Prayers or attend Juma’ah (Congregational Prayer) until puberty.