I took this precious tips by non other than the beautiful muslimah celebrity, Wardina Safiyyah. Thanks sis for letting us sharing this meaningful idea to train our little precious the foundation of being a good muslim, that is none other than solat. My son is approaching 16 months now and I know I should slowly get his soul to get used with solat.
When my son celebrated his first birthday, my mom always advised me and my husband to let Faheem witness us while performing solat. We actually did the same thing before he's turning one unfortunately, whenever we solat berjemaah we tend to leave Faheem outside with his babysitter. You never know what a baby may do when both of you were praying right (security and kiam-ness issue here).
And when we are not berjemaah, one of us will take Faheem outside too! well when he started to sit on the pray mat, tarik2 telekung/kain pelikat etc. But when my mom frequently calls me (she rings me up almost everyday. Read: Over protective mother) and told us to let Faheem mingle around while one of us is praying, my husband seriously take an action right away. But still keep an eye on him la, jangan tarik2 telekung mama sampai nampak aurat etc.
And alhamdulillah.. At nearly 14 months Faheem always imitates the praying position when ever he was playing around with the pray mat. As to date, he only knew the angkat takbir and sujud lah. Hehehe.. With his very own style =D But at least he gets it with just indirect ways of teaching method. Pardon me if I'm way exaggerated here. This is our first experience with our first born. Every first thing he did was indeed an amazement for us =)
Anyhow, I really have to agree that this is just a tiny effort in realizing the huge mission. There are more years to come, more obstacles to overcome. May Allah SWT always smoothen this little happy family's path towards worshiping Him till the end of life. Aminn..
Ok, lets proceed with Wardina Safiyyah's story!