Allah is the One who created the human being and He solely knows what is best for him, what will guide and direct him. He is “al-Rabb” the One Who handles protection, cultivation, and education of the human being. Allah set education in gradual stages starting from the birth of the human being until death. For instance, the child's parents are ordered to teach him praying—before he reaches puberty—in a gentle yet resolute manner despite the child's unaccountability. However, once the child reaches puberty the affair becomes serious without any room for play. And if the prayer were to be made obligatory before puberty, it would be an overburden on the child. The religion began as though it was a small child developing, until when its development was complete, the Ummah was aware it was fully developed until the Day of Judgment. And it would be a witness upon the previous nations, because it was the seal of the nations.
Publisher: Banee Aadam Foundation Publications
Author: Muhammad Sa'eed Raslan
Translation: Abdullah Ibrahim Omran al-Misri
Translation revised: Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches