By Hadhrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh
Being gifted with children is a great blessing from Allāh ta'ālā. For any blessing we receive we need to do shukr, i.e. be grateful to Allāh ta'ālā. True shukr meets the following requirements:
1. Realise the blessing is the result of the Grace of Allāh ta'ālā and that it has come to you without your being deserving of it.
2. Acknowledge your gratitude in your heart and express it verbally as well.
3. Use the blessing in the way Allāh ta'ālā wants you to, and observe the rules and limits He has set for it.
As with all blessings, Allāh ta'ālā has set rules and limits regarding the blessing of children too, e.g. when to be lenient, when to reprimand, what to teach them, what to keep them away from etc. Following these rules when dealing with children is called ta'līm and tarbiyah.Read more: Ta'līm and Tarbiyah
The Sunnah is the way of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam, the life of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam, the method of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam, and the path of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam.
Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam was sent by Allāh ta'ālā as an example for all who are to come until the day of Qiyāmah. From this we can understand how perfect, complete and comprehensive his life was. The life of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu 'alayhi wasallam is the criterion for haq (truth), and it is used to differentiate between haq and bātil (falsehood): what is in the Sunnah is haq; what is not is bātil.
Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh