At Taqwa school we ardently believe, to teach our children to treat others with respect and dignity, they must also be treated that way. We endeavour to practice teachings of Prophet صلى_الله_عليه_وسلم i.e. Discipline with dignity.
Children are a big blessing of Allah سبحانه و تعالى. Whilst most of us are well-aware of and regularly exhort the great rights of grownups in Islam, we tend to overlook the fact that children are also born with certain Islamic rights that we have to fulfil as an obligation.
Prophet Muhammad صلى_الله_عليه_وسلم handled many situations involving the antics and natural tendencies of children with exemplary patience and good-naturedness.
Little children have short attention spans, high energy levels, and an extremely curious nature due to which they want to explore everything in the world, most of which is still very new to them. However, we can misinterpret their natural actions and reactions to situations in a negative manner, unless we proactively practice patience with their behavior without belittling, rebuking or reprimanding them harshly and unjustly.
Since little children are a sacred trust from Allah سبحانه و تعالى, we should remind ourselves not to be harsh with them. Allah سبحانه و تعالى is not even writing their “sins” yet, even if they deliberately break something precious, or get in to things that we have kept strictly off limits.
At Taqwa School we try to instil in our students the importance of Tafakkur (الـتـفـكـّر). Tafakkur literally means to think on a subject deeply, systematically, and in great detail. It is an important act of worship in Islam. Tafakkur is to meditate over your sins, creation, yourself and to take lessons from the things Allah SWT has created.