Original Research: Historical Thought and Source Interpretation

The education of children in an Islamic family based on the Holy Qur’an

Sulieman Ibraheem Shelash Al-Hawary, Tribhuwan Kumar, Harikumar Pallathadka, Shadia Hamoud Alshahrani, Hadi Abdul Nabi Muhammad Al-Tamimi, Iskandar Muda, Nermeen Singer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 79, No 2 | a8273 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v79i2.8273 | © 2023 Sulieman Ibraheem Shelash Al-Hawary, Tribhuwan Kumar, Harikumar Pallathadka, Shadia Hamoud Alshahrani, Hadi Abdul Nabi Muhammad Al-Tamimi, Iskandar Muda, Nermeen Singer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 November 2022 | Published: 17 April 2023

About the author(s)

Sulieman Ibraheem Shelash Al-Hawary, Department of Business Administration, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
Tribhuwan Kumar, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Science and Humanities, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Sulail, Saudi Arabia
Harikumar Pallathadka, Management department, Manipur International University, Imphal, Manipur, India
Shadia Hamoud Alshahrani, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
Hadi Abdul Nabi Muhammad Al-Tamimi, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, The Islamic University in Najaf, Najaf, Iraq
Iskandar Muda, Faculty Economic and Business, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Nermeen Singer, Department of Media and Children’s Culture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Education has been acknowledged as the key factor contributing to personality development and identity formation. To ensure appropriate education, it is thus of utmost importance to reflect on the power of the educational content. As a result, respecting Islamic values from a major authentic source, like the Holy Qur’an, paves the ground to fulfil this goal. On the contrary, the first and foremost educators to convey these values are the family, because each person mainly spends the time of one’s education in this small, primary social institution. Above and beyond, the building block of a society and the starting point of a culture, a civilisation and human history is the family. As a noble book of guidance for the human beings, the Holy Qur’an has accordingly shed light on the role of the family. Against this background, this study, adopting a descriptive analytical approach, aimed to investigate the Islamic family from the perspective of the Holy Qur’an with an emphasis on the education of children. Accordingly, the Holy Qur’an reveals that the main purposes of creating a family are inner peace, generational survival and expansion of the faith and monotheism. A healthy family environment can thus have a profound impact on cultivating moral character and virtues. In view of the Holy Qur’an, the family is the first place to seek relief and perform the acts of worship. No divine religions have also given as much value to the family as Islam, which implies its comprehensiveness. Despite much attention to the family in most societies, it receives special importance in the Qur’anic teachings. This article is a review study that dealt with Qur’anic concepts related to education in the family. Therefore, after categorising different Qur’anic verses, analyses have been presented in each category.

Contribution: Islam has set many specific programmes and educational instructions from childbirth and then delegated their implementation to the family. Accordingly, this noble religion offers many guidelines for picking a perfect name, breastfeeding and weaning, loving, observing justice and fulfilling promises in relation to children.


family; Islam; Holy Qur’an; education; child.


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