Some people say that their children need not to get highly educated to be successful. They said, nowadays it is very easy to become rich. Sometimes by being popular in the social media you can make money. In fact they say, we need not to go to good school to be a better person or do good job or to become good parents.
It is especially true today in a culture that sees surface over substance. Today’s culture see the cover than the content. See the face than the heart and brain. These people goal in life are just to be rich and happy. In the social media they do cheap things and suddenly they are famous but that is not going to lead to lasting sustained achievement.
On the other side, some people realize the importance of religious education however they think that by getting the religious education, they will short cut to get a place in the heaven. InsyaAllah we will get a place in heaven with the rahmat of Allah however what our children need is not merely religious education but to learn how to go through this life challenges successfully.
The fact that we will need to think through tough problems that we face in this life that we need to think on our own and we need how to gather facts and evaluate information, so that is why we need to get good education that is balance between religious and worldly affairs.
Through Mathematics for example, the students learn to think how to think critically and find solutions to unexpected challenges. When the students learn History example, it helps them imagining what it would be like to walk in somebody else’s shoes to know their struggles.
They also read great stories through literature and by mastering many languages they can interact easily. Going to good school also teaches our children the value of discipline, they learn to work hard and they learn that the greatest rewards come not from instant gratification but from sustained effort and from hard work.
In other words what they learn at school really matters because it will make a lot of difference to their life. Besides for their life, our country also need their contribution because the success of our economy will depend on their skills and the success of our community will depend also on their ability to be a better person.
Therefore never take lightly over our children’s education. Give them the opportunity to go to the best school because with the right education both at home and at school our children learn how to be a better human being and successful in this world and hereafter.