Muhammad was having lunch and Alhamdulillah today I recalled all the moments when I had served food to Muhammad since he starting taking solid food.
I remember each time, I was careful,aware of what he was eating and how he was eating. Just to make sure he is not harmed in any way.
I thought :
As parents, caretakers,guardians of children, we are so careful and worried about what they eat and how they eat, about their physical growth, Alhamdulillah.
Similarly we need to ponder on the fact: Are we equally concerned about their spiritual growth? Are we keeping a check on their progress as human beings, slaves of Allah, whether they are growing closer to Allah or away from Him? Are we making sure and trying our best to be good role models to them, someone they can emulate? Are we guiding them to the truth or falsehood and false desires?
Time to reflect! In sha Allah!
May Allah guide us and make us an inspiration and role model for the children we are guardians or parents or caretakers of!