Idea 12: Choose your words carefully
I recently saw a status that got me thinking about how we phrase things and what that implies to our children. It goes:
‘Don’t send your children to bed by “you have school tomorrow” and engage their hearts with dunya, send them to bed by “let’s pray fajr on time” and engage their hearts with akhirat.’
How beautiful is that?
Sometimes, we may say things that unwittingly makes Salaat into a chore rather than a delight. Instead of: “Let’s finish praying so that we can … (read/play/etc)”, maybe we can say “Let’s go pray so we can thank Allah for everything He has given us today…”
Any other ideas of things we say and what we could say instead?