Every parent has one desire, which is to see their children be the most pious and righteous servant of Allah SWT. The Prophet Rasulullah SAW (PBUH) has repeatedly mentioned in the hadith of evidence and promises that will be granted by Almighty Allah SWT for parents who obtain obedient and righteous children.
Abu Hurairah R.A has mentioned that The Prophet Rasulullah SAW (PBUH) said, “ When death is upon a child of Adam, all of his deeds will be invalid except three things: Sadaqatul Jariah, useful knowledge that has been passed to other people and the du’a from the righteous and pious children.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)
Indeed, the degrees of a parent can be highly lifted by Almighty Allah SWT only by obtaining righteous children. However, it has become a norm for every parent to feel fear and worry about monitoring and guiding their children towards a righteous path. We are normal human beings. We are exposed to impurities. The only way to achieve something is through effort and tawakkal to Allah SWT. After all, only Almighty Allah SWT can make it happens. Thus, it is a must for a parent to practice making du’a for their children so that Allah will always guide them towards a good path. Let us practice these wonderful tips and du’as below.
- Du’a to soften disobedient children
اللَّهُ لَطِيفٌ بِعِبَادِهِ يَرْزُقُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۖ وَهُوَ الْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيزُ 19الشورى
“ Gracious is Allah to His servants: He gives sustenance to whom He pleases: and He has power and can carry out His will. “ (Asy-Syura 42: 19)
Recite this verse from Surah Asy-Syura 19 times and blow to water and let your children drink. Practice this tip multiple times, and In Shaa Allah, it can change the child’s attitude towards the better.
- Du’a to soften children’s heart and to obtain bright kids
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ 200ال عمران
“O you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah, that you may prosper. “ (A-li’Imraan 3: 200)
Always recite this verse from Surah Ali Imran during cooking meals, and In Shaa Allah, Allah SWT will make the child a soft-spoken individual and a bright kid.
- Du’a to ease children’s heart to perform solah
رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِي مُقِيمَ الصَّلَاةِ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي ۚ رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاءِ 40ابراهيم
“ O, my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! And accept Thou my Prayer. “ (Ibrahim 14: 40)
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ 41ابراهيم
“ O our Lord! Cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness – me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established! “ (Ibrahim 14: 41)
Always recite these two verses from Surah Ibrahim after performing solah and dedicate it towards the child. In Shaa Allah, the child will prioritize solah in their daily life.
- Du’a to obtain children that obey Allah SWT
رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُسْلِمَةً لَكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 128البقرة
“ Our Lord! make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. “ (Al-Baqarah 2:128)
Always recite this verse from Surah Al-Baqarah after finishing solah. In Shaa Allah, by Allah’s will, He will guide the child to be the most obedient servant towards Him.
In Shaa Allah, by practicing all these du’as and dedicate it for our beloved children, Allah will protect them and guide them towards the righteous path. We can only put the effort, and the rest is Allah to determine.