The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

The younger generations possess pure hearts and spirits which are full of sensations, emotions and enthusiasms. They are passing through the most sensitive and critical period of their lives and require guidances, supports and sympathies. A young person is like a nascent sapling requiring the loving protection of sincere, experienced and wise gardner, against the […]

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    The younger generations possess pure hearts and spirits which are full of sensations, emotions and enthusiasms. They are passing through the most sensitive and critical period of their lives and require guidances, supports and sympathies. A young person is like a nascent sapling requiring the loving protection of sincere, experienced and wise gardner, against the diseases and accidents. The famous persian poet Sheikh Sa'di said: A young man is like an arrow; rigid, hard and straight. But it requires a flexible and bending bow (which is like a wise oldman) for the arrow to bit the target. The cultural maturity of a society, especially the Isalmic one, is proportional to the importance to attaches towards the guidance, training, and continuous endeavours towards its younger generations. Notwithstanding, with the opinion of some people, in general training is a very difficult task, especially the training of younger generations, which is complicated and contains various delicate points. The famous German philosopher Kant has defined the training of younger generation and the government of a country as the most difficult tasks in the world. Unfortunately, in todays industrial societies parents, because of being surrounded by numerous mental involvements do not have the opportunity to think or ponder about the aim and days pass by speedily. Very often the days pass into nights; new day begin; and weeks and months pass by without parents finding suitable occasion to indulge into serious communications with their off springs. Although, the problem of raising resonsible, nature, conscientious, and righteous children is a serious matter that all parents are worried about; but how to deal with the younger generations and to establish a friendly, rational, and logical communications with them is an art, and naturally all of us are not skilled artists. So, the things remains within the chests of parents awaiting for an appropriate opportunity, which very often never arises or at least when it is already too late. The author of the book: How to bridge? The Generations Gap, has provided you this God-given opportunity, so keenly desired by all the parents. The present book was first published in Persian in the year 1963, and deals with such important topics such as The Rights of Rarents. The Child's Rights, The Responsbilities of Parents, The Teacher Rights, The Role and Neccessity of Religious, Faith, and The Hidden Treasures of the East etc. in a simple logical manner. there now, instead of wishing for the right opportunity and the right time, the parents may simply present book as a birth day gift to their children. At this critical and sensitive juncture, when the enemies are determined to destroy all spiritual values of dear Islam with the empty materialistic ones; more then any other time in the past, there is a need to build the ideal monotheistic younger generations who could culturally and ideologically defend the fortress of Islam. We, the Muslim parents have a duty to produce a generation who mus believe that Allah is Great: Greater then all the power of which men might be afraid of; Greater then any body who could dare to challenge His created laws. They must appreciate that Allah is not only the God of his race, his country and mankind; but also belongs to tiny creatures such as bees and ants. He is the Creator of stars, sun, moon, heaven, milky ways and other galaxies. This future generation should be free from all sorts of prejudices, narrowmindedness. nationalism, sectarianism, shortsightedness and should think about the domain of Islam for beyond the narrow limited national boundaries. They must consider themselves like a fish in the ocean of Towheed (Monotheism) as pro-claimed by Allamah Iqbal Lahori, fifty years ago.... Source: alhassanain.com

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