The importance of Madrasah
The Madrasah is not an insignificant institute. The flame of Īmān (faith) is first kindled in the Madrasah. The light of Īmān first permeates the heart of a Muslim child in this environment. It teaches our young children moral values.
It is in the Madrasah where we learned that to lie is a very great evil and that we should always speak the truth. It warned us against the use of bad language and that stealing, cheating and oppressing people are wrong. The Madrasah taught us not to be a thorn in the side of our parents and to care for the elderly, orphans and widows. It was in the Madrasah that we learned that we should be kind to our neighbours, be they Muslim or Non-Muslim.
The Madrasah even taught us things that we do as adults without paying attention to them, like the simple yet rewarding act of removing an obstacle from a path. The good morals and character we take credit for as adults were acquired through the Madrasah. All the teachings we are familiar with and today practice in our lives spring from there. By taking stock of every good deed we are performing and every evil that we detest and avoid, we will be witnessing the legacy of the period of our lives between the age of four or five up to thirteen or fourteen: the years spent in the Madrasah.
© Hadrat Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Hafizahullah