Dr. Muhammad Uqlah Ibrahim
Faculty of Sharia, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
The child is a simple living being and, therefore, has to be carefully dealt with in terms of sound educational bases. This will ensure for him a normal personality which makes him balanced in all his actions and saves him from being a victim of problems· under various circumstances.
One of the singular teachings of Islam in this field is the choice of the child's mother in accordance with general considerations the core of which are equality, and mental as well as spiritual harmony. Thus, the child's education in Islam precedes his birth and covers the period when he is a foetus. It continues after birth by confirming his right to upbringing, feeding and care by both parents. The neglect of these factors by the contemporary family has led to deprivation, homelessness and loss suffered by childhood in our time.