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Ten Things To Hand Down To Your Daughter
Knowledge of and love for Allah and His Deen
This is one of the
most precious and enduring gifts you can pass
down to your daughter, one that will benefit her
in this life and the next.
(2) Memorization of the Quran.
No matter how
little you have memorized yourself, push your
daughter to memorize as much she can. Encourage
her and help her to revise. It will stand her in
good stead in her life and will be a source of
reward for you after your death as well.
(3) A good example of Muslim womanhood.
Most girls look to
their mothers for Guidance. Embody the
characteristics of a strong, faithful Muslimah
and she will be inspired to follow your example.
(4) A sense of self-worth and
Instill a sense of
confidence in your child by encouraging her
skills, talents and personality to develop..
Make her feel secure in her identity and show
her that she is loved and appreciated. This will
have a positive impact on her future
relationships and how she interacts with the
(5) A sense of modesty
Instill a love for
proper Hijab in your daughter and encourage her
to be modest, never boastful or conceited, in
all areas of her life.
(6) Your language
If you speak Arabic
be sure to teach it to her so that she has the
key to the understanding of the Quran. Also, if
you have a mother tongue or speak a second
language yourself, pass it on: a second or third
language is always an asset, whether in study,
work or social environment.
(7) A skill that you have
If you are an avid
gardener, knitter or love painting, pass your
skill onto your daughter. With so many
traditional skills being lost in today's
fast-paced world, you owe it to her to share
your knowledge and pass it on to the next
(8) Your favorite recipes
Yes, teach your
daughter how to cook! Be it from a cookbook, an
original recipe or passed down from your mother
or even your grandmother, we all have our own
trademark recipes: pass them on to your daughter
and encourage her to develop some specialties of
(9) Housekeeping skills
housekeeping habits in all your children and
encourage them to take pride in a neat and tidy
home. Pass any tricks or shortcuts on so that
your daughter is well-equipped when she has a
home of her own.
(10) Your family history
Give her a sense of
her roots and heritage by sharing your family
story with her. Acquaint her with her family
tree and teach her the lessons learned by the
different generations. Hopefully, she will do
the same with her children, Insha'Allah.
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