Raising children is a challenging and a noble undertaking.

Five hundred years ago one of the leading authorities of the Shafi`i School, Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ramli, wrote a classical poem on parenting, Manzumat Riyadat al-Sibyan, A Treatise on Raising Children. This work was summarised into the book  ‘Simt al-Uqyan’ A Thread of Pure Gold, by the Yemeni scholar Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ahmad Ba Sawdan.

Join Shaykh Haroon Hanif as he takes selections and key points from the work and, applying it to contemporary challenges and situations, offers valuable advice and parenting tips to parents and carers.

About The Author

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Shaykh Haroon Hanif

Shaykh Haroon Hanif began studying twenty years ago in Liverpool. After which he travelled to France to study Arabic for a year. He then travelled to Syria where he spent three years completing his Islamic studies in multiple fields.  There he sat in classes with some of the greatest scholars of Damascus including Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti. He also received authorisation in recital of the Quran. 

Since 2010 he has been a Resident Teacher with Greensville Trust in Liverpool teaching the Micro Madrasa and Arabic Madrasa three-year courses.  

He has translated a number of traditional Islamic texts into English and has authored a work on the Quran.