Being concerned about the upbringing of one's children

Q: Me and my husband and 3 children live in a town where there are no proper mosques. I have been trying to convince him to move to somewhere my children can regularly go to mosque and learn the Quran. I have been trying for the past 15 yrs but I fail every time, I am very worried for my children as they are surrounded by white friends. My husband plans to take the children back home every 2/3 years where they can pick up the culture from there. What does Islam say about this?

A: This is gross disservice to your children. One of the people who will be severely punished on the Day of Qiyaamah will be those whose children were not guided and corrected. He needs to immediately move away and take the children to an environment where the children will receive the right type of guidance and tutoring. If the husband is not prepared then you should keep this as a top priority in your home even if it means that you show little less attention to the husband.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يـٰأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا قوا أَنفُسَكُم وَأَهليكُم نارًا وَقودُهَا النّاسُ وَالحِجارَةُ عَلَيها مَلـٰئِكَةٌ غِلاظٌ شِدادٌ لا يَعصونَ اللَّـهَ ما أَمَرَهُم وَيَفعَلونَ ما يُؤمَرونَ ﴿سورة التحريم٦﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)