In this series of khutbas we look at the rights of children. We start with verse 66:6 of the Holy Quran which Commands parents to save themselves and their families from fire. As there are many rights to be considered this topic may spread over two sermons.
Next week we will look at the reasons why the children’s rights are so grossly violated in most societies and countries.
In this speech delivered at an annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya jamaat Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, reminds members that a person’s age may be divided into three parts. First stage is of childhood when he is weak and has little knowledge of the world and the hereafter. He cannot therefore serve Allah in any meaningful way. The second stage is when he is an adult and he gained knowledge of the world and knows what the greater objective is. However, the temptations of this world are such that he forsakes the pursuit of the higher objectives for the sake of the riches of this world. The Third stage is again when he is weak in mind and body and unable to serve Allah.