Parental Obligations

“You have a responsibility towards your children… You have been the cause of their birth and the world recognizes them as your offspring. It is your responsibility that you teach them good manners and guide them toward the recognition and obedience of Allah. Your behaviour towards your children must be of a person who believes that a good deed shall get a suitable reward and ill treatment shall call for retribution.” Imam Sajjad (pbuh)

The most important aspect in ensuring successful learning is the tripartite relationship between Student, Parent and Teacher. Each have constraints that are unavoidable.

1. Often parents are either too busy or unable to impart religious knowledge to their children.
2. Teachers have a limited time each week.
3. Students have to reconcile different sets of values and behaviours they observe in their homes, schools, communities and what is taught at Q School.

It is with this in mind that we ask all parents to agree to ensure that the following parental obligations are carried through. Time constraints mean that there are few parent teacher meetings, however parents should feel free to make an appointment and speak to the teachers.

Parental Obligations

  1. Have at least a 90% on time attendance at Qschool.
  2. Practising lesson on learning how to recite the Qur’an or reciting the Qur’an every day.
  3. Praying salaa every day.
  4. Making the student aware of the current Islamic date and times of salaa and making Thursday night and Friday special.
  5. To highlight moon sighting at the beginning of every lunar month.
  6. Encouraging time management around salaa times.
  7. Encouraging attendance at the centre for wafat and wiladat or talking about the Ma’sum concerned on that day at home.
  8. Instilling a culture of giving sadaqa.
  9. Being aware of the child’s activities on the computer and installing safeguards where necessary.

“The best of you is one who gives a good education (intellectual and moral) to his children.”

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