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In the Name of God بسم الله

Upbringing Of Children

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salam....

 

 I have read this hadith;

 

 

 

“The child is the master for seven years; and a slave for seven years and a vizier for seven years"

 

Is following this rule possible with the current modern way of life.... ?

 

How many of you follow this with your children? and those of you who do, please give examples

 

thank you

 

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I think it would mean that a child is a "master" for the first years because he's innocent in all matters. He becomes a "slave" once he matures and realizes things, and thus needs guidance from you. It doesn't mean a literal slave. You can't dictate your child's movements and thoughts, that's just barbaric and it'd lead to depression and break up of the family once your kid makes it a note to not buy the nonsense you're preaching and "rebels". Mixes with bad crowds and such. The vizier would be now He's in control of his life and an adult, no longer your responsibility.

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^^^ I disagree with you El Cid. I dont think a teenager can handle his own problems independently.He is still a juvenile and hence a responsibility of yours. By vizier, it probably it means that he is now mature enough to assist you and take part in family decisions (and thus gain experience of his own for future life).

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^^^ I disagree with you El Cid. I dont think a teenager can handle his own problems independently.He is still a juvenile and hence a responsibility of yours. By vizier, it probably it means that he is now mature enough to assist you and take part in family decisions (and thus gain experience of his own for future life).

 

In nowadays, yes. Mind you, this is a hadith from a time when the age of maturity was around 8-9. People were considered responsible by the time they were teenagers, this trend has followed throughout history. People were married by this age, even in the 18th-20th centuries. And considered "mature". Now, life has changed and these words of wisdom no longer apply to the current mindset and lifestyles.

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^^^ I disagree even stronger. The words of wisdom, as you call them, hold true and are applicable till eternity, because our GREAT PROPHET saww came to guide everyone till end of time. Be cautious of what you say about the HOLY PROPHET saww.

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