All praise is due to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, Lord of the worlds.
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
My boys and I were at a stop sign and I pointed out a really nice car to Daniel and asked him what it was (he is into cars). As the car passed us, he said that it was a Nissan 350Z and I remembered that is his favourite car. I told him that he had good taste.
Daniel mentioned that ever since he put up a picture of the 350Z on his Inspiration Board, he has seen the car 5 times so far. Adam then said,’ You know, Daniel. When you think a lot about something, you start to get a lot of it in your life.’
Wow! Mash’Allah, that’s The Secret. You know, the one that everyone made a fuss about several years ago, which sent everyone scurrying to buy the books, videos, go for the courses…And here is Adam, a 10 year old, nonchalantly explaining it to Daniel as if he went for one of those courses himself.
Well, when Daniel heard that, he immediately said, ‘I’m going to think about a billion dollars in my bank account.’ Whoa there, Daniel! As a khalifah parent, this a classic example of when to use Khalifah Method. I told Daniel that it’s okey to want a billion dollars but as a khalifah, you have to make sure you want it so you could help others in need.
This started off another direction of our conversation; who to help and how. Masha’Allah, my boys are truly khalifah of Allah. Though the conversation may have began in a secular materialistic frame of mind but sooner or later, the boys remember their role as khalifah and take that bit of secular materialisme and turn it into how they will fulfill their khalifah responsibilities.
Being a khalifah parent is so exhilarating and motivating- I get to experience seeing Adam and Daniel growing up to be true khalifah of Allah. Alhamdulillah.