All praise is due to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, Lord of the worlds.
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
It was time for me to do my Zuhr prayers and I didn’t want to waste electricity by going into another room and switching on the air conditioning so I went into Adam and Daniel’s room which was already cool. They were playing but I asked them to do Quiet Self Control game for 10 minutes while I completed my salah.
Masha’Allah! They were very quiet and patiently waited for me to finish praying. I remember when they were younger, I used to go into a separate room to pray, locking the door behind me so they wouldn’t disturb me. But, looking back, it would have been better for me had I prayed in front of them.
I once asked a friend of mine what was the age that she started introducing her children to prayers and she said as soon as she completed her confinement period. She would put her newborn baby and her other children near to her as she prayed and it wasn’t difficult for her at all. Masha’Allah!
I believe this is the best way to write the important message of praying in children’s minds; by letting them see their parents pray from a young age. I suppose any awkwardness that occured during the fard prayer can be overcome by doing voluntary prayers instead. Allah knows best.