"Preface to the Urdu edition
“Praise is for Allaah, the Exalted, the Great. May blessings and peace be on His beloved Rasuul, Muhammad, the Noble Chosen One, on his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.”
The idea if an abridged form of Urdu translation of ""Tarbiyate Aulaad our Islaam"" obsessed my mind for many days. My aim is that this invaluable gem may find a place in every home. Every person may easily refer and read, understand and benefit from it. At times a voluminous book may become a hindrance from deriving benefit. In these modern times people find themselves engaged in various pursuits. Time for deenii activities is found with difficulty. The original book, ""Tarbiyatul Aulaad fil lslaam"" was written by Shaykh 'Abdullaah Naasih 'Ulwaan of Jiddah, Su'uudii Arabia. This lengthy book was first translated into Urdu by this humble servant. Some elders and friends strongly urged that a concise version of this book be presented for the general benefit of the layman. Hence, I committed myself to this task, placing reliance in Allaah. I pray to Allaah, Who is full of Grace! that He may make my work easy and grant barakah in my time, guide me to complete such a concise version, and that when the object is fulfilled, the advantage may be universal.
My dear brother Maulaanaa Muhammad 'Umayr exerted himself in smoothing out the manuscript and brother Maulaanaa Fahimuddiin corrected it. May Allaah grant a good reward to them and to the respected Shaahid Husayn who diligently managed the printing of the book. May Allah Most High also reward all those who have co-operated in achieving this task in whatever manner. May he make this work an asset for me in the hereafter and a means for gaining salvation. May Allah Ta'aala guide the Muslims to read it, to act upon it, and to conduct their lives according to its directions.
This book is divided into three parts
There are fourteen chapters in this book, and a conclusion and glossary at the end. This book takes an easy approach to the fundamental principles of upbringing and the manner and rules of training. It discusses the subject of rearing and training from every angle. The book contains guidelines on imparting religious discipline, character building, spiritual education, intellectual growth and physical instruction. It suggests ways to mould the child's personality in the right direction, morally, psychologically and socially.
This book will serve as a guideline to every guardian and family head to raise children in a correct Islamic way. One can find in it excellent suggestions for building strong foundations of the ummah and valuable principles for preparing the individual.
There is no alternative but to adopt the complete and exhaustive Islaamic system of rearing and reforming. May Allaah Most High grant taufiiq to Muslims that they make Islaam a guideline in their thinking and 'aqiidah (correct belief).
In the field of rearing children and education, may they make it their fundamental goal and a model of perfection to attain honour, glory, nobility, eminence, and Islaamic unity.
“May the blessings of Allaah Most high be on the best of His creation, Muhammad, his family and all his Companions, Radiyallaahu 'Anhum.”
“And Allaah is The Reconciler and The Helper. Our final submission is that all praise is for Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds.”
Muhammad Habiibullaah Mukhtaar bin
Hakiim Mu hammad Mukhtaar Hasan,
May Allaah Most High be merciful to him.
14th Sha'baan 1411 Hijri.
2nd March 1991 AC