Just when I thought he is satisfied with our last ‘Allah conversation’, he sprung up a new question to me. This time, he really let me know that he never missed anything that I ever told him. Such a scary thing bringing up a child is!
This is how the conversation goes (more or less):
Zayd: But why can’t we see Allah?
Mummy: Because Allah wants us to know him in a different way.
(cracking my head real fast and a sudden inspiration hit me, alhamdulillah!)
Mummy: Do you know the wind? (hand pointing to the fan, to outside at the moving leaves) Can you see the wind?
Mummy: But you know there’s the wind right, when you feel the breeze on your face, or when you see the leaves moving. But you cannot see the wind isn’t it.
Mummy: It’s the same with Allah. We cannot see Allah, but we know Allah is here by looking at his creations. The sun, the moon, the trees – like in the ‘Allah created everything’ Zaky song!
Zayd: Yes! (lightbulb flashed in his eyes again as he remembered the Zaky song)
This is the moment I realised how important it is that we exposed our kids as early as possible to the things that we want them to understand later in life. Because I have exposed him to the Zaky song (from when he was about 1 year old), it’s easier for him to relate when I talk about Allah’s creations because he already has the concept in his mind.
Again, I am grateful to Allah for all the guidance and inspiration, the right words to say, the right way to say it. Because truly, being a parent made me realised this even more than ever that nothing could ever be achieved without the guidance of Allah.
We could prepare for sure, but when the ultimate moment come – it’s all by Allah’s grace and kindness that we get to do what we set out to do.
I am looking forward to more conversations like this with him. 🙂 May Allah guides us in every step of the way ameen.