From Cradle to Jihadi

It goes without saying that every child who arrives into this world is a helpless infant at the mercy of others, not only to be fed, cleaned, and protected, but also to be informed about the bewildering life we face.  The parents, caretakers, and immediate family can teach the newborn only what they know and believe themselves, which was handed down to them by the adults who raised them. The development of a newborn in any family is importantly influenced by many factors, among them how hands-on the parents are; how religious they are; and how they manage him in an attempt to make him not only a good person, but also a person better than they themselves are. Islam, from its inception, discovered the crucial secret of getting to the young mind early by adhering to the dictum: instruction in early childhood is akin to carving in rock.  In the same vein goes the Jesuit saying: "Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the...(Read Full Article)
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