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Lessons from the Story of Prophet Ismail A.S.

  • The story of the sacrifice between Prophet Ibrahim a.s. and his son, Prophet Ismail a.s., represents the pinnacle of obedience and servitude of a father and son towards the commands of Allah s.w.t. This would not have been possible without a healthy and nurturing environment for the child during his/her upbringing years.
  • As humans, we are shaped by the environment we live in. If a child is raised in a healthy and safe environment, insya Allah he or she will grow and develop well. However, if the opposite is true, it becomes a challenge for an individual to be inculcated with good values and positive traits. The story of how Prophet Ibrahim a.s. raised his son, Prophet Ismail a.s., sets a wonderful example which should be incorporated into our parenting skills today.