بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
قُلْ أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَكْفُرُونَ بِالَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَرْضَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَتَجْعَلُونَ لَهُ أَندَادًا ذَلِكَ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِي09
وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا رَوَاسِيَ مِن فَوْقِهَا وَبَارَكَ فِيهَا وَقَدَّرَ فِيهَا أَقْوَاتَهَا فِي أَرْبَعَةِ أَيَّامٍ سَوَاء لِّلسَّائِلِينَ 10
ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى إِلَى السَّمَاء وَهِيَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْضِ اِئْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا قَالَتَا أَتَيْنَا طَائِعِي11
فَقَضَاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَى فِي كُلِّ سَمَاء أَمْرَهَا وَزَيَّنَّا السَّمَاء الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ذَلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ12
Say, “Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of the worlds.”09
And He placed on the earth firmly set mountains over its surface, and He blessed it and determined therein its [creatures’] sustenance in four days without distinction – for [the information] of those who ask.10
Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.”11
And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.12
[Al-Qur’an: Surah Fussilat(Explained in Detail):9-12]
The Qur’an is Fussilat. It explains things in a beautiful manner. Unfortunately, we think that it is only for adults. However, simple concepts can easily be and ought to be shared with children.
Good teachers try to assess the level of the students and then explain concepts that are easy for them to relate to and understand. Similarly, children can also be taught deen (religion) in a way that is easy for them to understand. Additionally, creative ways can be used to help children better understand simple concepts. Flashcards, color books that attract young children, story-telling and other visual experiences are used as learning tools.
In the manner we worry about worldly education, we need to worry about our children’s akhira. We need to ask ourselves whether our children understand the purpose of their life to worship Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ). This purpose is best understood when parents work with children in helping them establish a relationship early on in their lives with their Creator. This will help define their mission of life and eventually helps them achieve the desirable results in the end.
This presentation is an attempt to share with young minds the concept of how Allah (سبحانه وتعالى ) created the world as described in ayahs 9-12 of Surah Fussilat.
About the Author
Safia Kemal Rafi
MBA: University of Scranton, PA. Majoring in MIS and Marketing
BBA: Greenwich University, Karachi Campus, Marketing Major
High School: Marymount International School, Kingston, UK
Interests: Reading, Writing, Networking, Social Media
Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) has blessed me with three sweet children, Alhumdulillah. I love being a mother and now enjoy their upbrining even more in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Qur’an has become my support system in life. It has given me a realization of life like one I never had before. It is not just an experience but one that leads to finding peace, tranquility and a connection with our Creator. Qur’an has not only given me insight about who Rabb is but also taught me to be aware of my biggest enemy, Shaitan. Alhumdulillah, I am learning to live a conscious life.
I pray that everyone should come to the Qur’an to understand the beauty and real essence of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)’s kalam (speech). My contact is email@example.com.