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How To Talk To Young Children About The Quran | MAMANUSHKA
Will the Quran be my Friend ? A friend’s son sweetly asked her one day ‘does Allah have a beard’? Isn’t it wonderful when little ones think and ask us about Allah? It’s amazing what children can understand and what they ponder over. During one Jummah Khutba (talk or sermon after Friday prayers), the Imam narrated a hadith that says the Quran will appear in the form of a young handsome man to those who recite it and will be an intercessor for that person on the day of judgement. The khutba was for the general audience and not necessarily aimed at children but my son who was not yet four at the time surprised me by asking about it later ~ ‘Mama will the Quran become a man?” I hadn’t realised he had picked up on this and had even forgotten about the subject matter of that particular khutba – but I thought quickly on my toes and asked him what made him think that? ‘The masjid man said the Quran will become a man on the day of judgement’ … and of course I realised then what he was referring to and I decided to explain this concept …