Good character and knowledge are key ingredients in the desired Muslim personality. Lady Aisha has a vision based on futuwwa. Futuwwa is a term which denotes a similar meaning to chivalry and virtue. It emphasizes honesty, peacefulness, gentleness, generosity, avoidance of complaint and hospitality in life. It symbolizes the essence of adab (good character) and nobility.
The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“I was only sent to perfect good character,”
and we aim to instil this into our children.
The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) also said:
“Whoever seeks a way to acquire knowledge, Allah will make easy his path to paradise.”
Thus, we teach our children to value knowledge and sacred knowledge in particular. We encourage them to be the type of individuals who are always learning, and who understand how very important it is to become effective learners.