As a father, it is not your job

Reference: https://twitter.com/yosefalbahooth/status/962248919777513472

As a father, it is not your job to remove the thorns from the path of your child – out of fear they may scratch.

Indeed the thorns will never cease, and you will not live forever!!

However, your job is to teach him how to avoid the thorns from the path of his life.

And how to remain patient with the pain if he happens to be pricked.

And how he can become strong after each prick.

Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.