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Educating Children : Classical Advice for Modern Times (Riyadatul Sibyan)
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Educating Children: Classical Advice for Modern Times (Riyadatul Sibyan) - Softcover

Author : Imam Muhammad bin Ahmed al-Ramli
Translation & Commentary : Abdul Aziz Ahmed
ISBN : 9781915025890
Publisher : Beacon Books
Pages : 134 pages
Weight : 300g

This book is a commentary on the classic Arabic text Riyadatul Sibyan, or “The Education of Children.” The author, a Western-educated teacher, draws on his own experiences as a parent and educator to provide insights into the traditional Islamic teachings on child-rearing. He also incorporates elements of modern psychological theory, such as the work of Vygotszky and Bruner.


The author of the poem Riyadatul Sibyan, is the 16th Century jurist, Imam al-Ramli. Its translator, Abdul Aziz Ahmed, is an experienced teacher who studied both classical Islamic texts with renowned scholars, and modern psychology and pedagogy.


The book discusses child development from the point of choosing a spouse to the child’s attaining maturity. It contains explanations of key concepts such as adab, etiquette, aql, intellect and role models. There are practical examples and reflections on real situations, as well as explanations of prophetic traditions.

This book is an essential resource for anyone interested in Islamic childrearing. It is also a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and anyone else who works with children. The book is well-written and easy to read, and it is full of helpful insights and practical advice.



Translator's Introduction

1. Author's Foreword: Part One

2. Author's Foreword: Part Two

3. Early Years: Suckling

4. Early Years: Eating

5. Early Years: Living Simply

6. The Age of Discrimination

7. Developing the Intellect: Adherence to the Quran

8. Developing the Intellect: Keeping the Mind Busy

9. Developing the Intellect: Learning Consequences

10. Developing the Intellect: The Need for Relaxation

11. Developing the Intellect: The Need for Gentleness and Good Role Models

12. Keeping Good Company

13. The Etiquette of Speech

14. Good Manners

15. Behaviour With Peers

16. Disciplining the Young Person

17. Avoiding Bad Characteristics

18. Attaining Maturity

19. Final Remarks




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