Introducing Your Kids to the Sacred Text(s)
Making younger generations love the Qur’an is of great importance when trying to raise their religious consciousness. Merely saying “the Qur’an is sacred” is too superficial a statement to describe the Qur’an, and to introduce it to a child. Such an attitude might seem to be appropriate at times, but it is sure to fall short in the long run; it is even harmful in that it leads to a future prejudice against religious teaching. From this point of view, we should tell and convince the child that the Qur’an is the latest and indisputable revelation from Allah, with decisive judgments pointing to the farthest limits of science and technology.
In fact, the Qur’an is a wonderful book which confirms all the latest scientific findings concerning the universe, creation and existence. It even gives concise data about such subjects. We can say that it explains everything from the micro to the macro scale in terms of servanthood. The following verse confirms this point:
“With Him are the keys of the unseen; only He knows them, and He knows what is on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but He knows it; and there is no grain in the dark bowels of the earth, nor anything green or dry, but is (recorded) in a Clear Book.” (6/59)
By M. Fethullah Gulen
P.S. You can use this information to introduce your kids to your own sacred text.