Be mindful of your children’s Salah and ensure that they are habitually carrying out good deeds

Question

Please confirm the reference of this narration:

حافظوا على أبنائكم في الصلاة، ثم تعودوا/وعوّدوهم الخير؛ فإنما الخير بالعادة

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Al Mu’jamul Kabir and As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Be mindful of your children’s Salah and ensure that they are accustomed to carrying out good [deeds] for good deeds [only become routine] when carried out habitually.”

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir: 9155, As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 3 pg. 84)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar