Good character and knowledge are key ingredients in the desired muslim personality.

Lady Aisha has a vision based on Futuwwa. Futuwwa is a term that has similarities 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.

As the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said “I was only sent to perfect good character.”

This lofty aim is one that we must do our utmost to instill 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.”

We must teach our children to value knowledge and sacred knowledge in particular. We need them to be the type of individuals who are always learning. Therefore it is very important they know how to learn. They need to become effective learners.