Making dua is usually a personal experience. However, it can be a wonderfully beautiful opportunity to connect with your spouse or child, because the other person is exposed to how raw and vulnerable you are in that moment. They are invited into your world, into your conversation with Allah. They hear about the things that matter to you the most; the things that you ask for in that time. Bring your child close when you do this, perhaps even hold their hands in yours as you lift them for dua. Also, alternate between you and your child being the one to make the dua.
If you’ve ever observed a father reading to their child; you have witnessed something quite special.
Research from Harvard University has shown that dads spark more imaginative discussions with their children during story time.
It was found that girls in particular, benefitted more, when read to by a male.
Questions posed by men, challenge a child’s brain more, leading to greater language development.
Elisabeth Duursma, who conducted the research, said that women are more likely to ask factual questions such as, “How many apples do you see?” and men favour more abstract questions, like, “Oh look, a ladder...
I Say Bismillah
January 26, 2016
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