Fasting is a compulsory worship performed by all Muslims in the world.
For a full month all Muslims perform their worship by not eating and drinking during the daytime and breaking the fast when the maghrib call to prayer echoes. This one worship also teaches people to always be patient in restraining emotions, anger and lust. The essence of fasting will always teach us to always respect others, respect and not look down on others because in God’s eyes all people are the same.
In fasting, there are several criteria that are required to carry out this one worship. It is those who are already baligh or who have grown up who are required to carry out this one worship activity. Meanwhile, children are not required to fast.
It’s just that there is nothing wrong with teaching your baby from an early age to be introduced to fasting. In this way the children will at least be introduced to this one worship. Besides, introducing children on fasting from an early age it will certainly be much easier than teaching them after they are older.
Young children have not been influenced by many things and do not have their own opinions to argue with or deny their parents. It’s different when you teach your little one to fast when they are older. Trust me it will be much more difficult to discipline them and introduce them to this one worship.
Children who have been taught to fast since they were young will make them accustomed to it when this worship has become an obligation that must be carried out. Thus parents need to provide attention and guidance on how to take advantage of fasting learning in their little one. In this way, the optimal lessons given when they are young are expected to be embedded in the baby’s mind and carried away until they grow up.
It is not easy to teach your little one to endure hunger and thirst for a long time. Not to mention, sometimes as parents our greatest temptation comes from feeling unable to see children fatigue withstand weakness due to not eating and drinking. As a result, this makes parents sometimes inconsistent in implementing it. In the end it will be more difficult for parents to fast on their children.
In addition, the condition of your little one who often complains or whines when asking to break his fast often makes parents feel uncomfortable. Naturally, especially in the first year you introduce this activity, many temptations and challenges will be faced. It’s just not because you think your little one is not yet able to perform the worship, then you discourage your intention to introduce this to them.
The name is also learning so do it gradually. The condition of whining and fuss for your little one when he wants to break his fast is normal as long as he can still be persuaded to keep his fast, so do everything possible so that he can still carry out these activities. Meanwhile, if you see that your little one is not strong enough, immediately end your fast for the day.
Well, from a series of fasting activities, it is not just holding back hunger and thirst, which is important to introduce to your baby. But also several other rituals that complement this one worship.
During the fasting month, your little one needs to understand that there are several acts of worship that also need to be done such as reciting the Koran, doing good deeds and also eating sahur which is done in the early morning From this series of activities, generally eating sahur is often quite a burden for your little one. Understandably, her young age makes her unfamiliar with having to wake up early in the morning and eat food at that hour.
Besides that, the hours of sleep that are still long and long on your little one often make it difficult for them to wake up. No wonder this often makes it difficult for parents to wake up their children who are fasting.