1. You are a Muslim. This is your identity. If you keep this foremost in your mind then you won't have an identity crisis.
2. Know what's right and what's wrong. When you know what's the right thing to do and how Allah loves the righteous then you will choose to do what's right regardless of peer pressure.
3. Be modest. You may be good at many things but know that it is from Allah and Allah can take it away from you. You know what they say about pride? It comes before a fall, and that's a fact.
4. Be kind and helpful. Not only is it a great Islamic characteristic to have but when you are helpful to others for no particular gain but for the pleasure of Allah, then people will want to help you in return and you will get far.
5. Don't doubt that you will always be the apple of your parents' eyes. When there are disagreements between you and your parents then know that they still love you. They held you when you were little and precious and they will hold you when you are old, if only you would let them.
Here are some other blogs that offer advice for teenagers:
Amina Edota from Youthly Hub gave 15 Rules for Making the Best of the Teenage Years.
Najma Capal at The Muslim Bricks advics our youths to take role models from the Best Generation.
Christal from Christal Blogs reminds us, youth and all, to remember to call on Allah for guidance.
What is your advice for teenagers? Feel free to add your own in the comments below.
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The Teenage years are so different, great post.ReplyDelete
Yes they are! JazakillahDelete
My oldest is 10, and I can use your wonderful tips even at this age mA. Jzk! May Allah always keep your child in His protection.ReplyDelete
Ameen. My youngest is 10 and I can see that it applies to him too. In fact, this applies to all ages! :)Delete
JazakAllah khair for sharing this sister Jameela. :-)ReplyDelete
Najmah from The Muslim Bricks
Wa iyaki. You're welcome. :)Delete
Mashallah!! Thank you for sharing this reminder!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! So useful, I shared it on our mothers support group!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU for sharing!Delete
This is much needed advice for our teens. And they need these reminders all the time.
I always remind them to hold on to their faith, because that is where the true meaning, essence and purpose of life comes from.
Definitely, if there's only one thing we all need to hang onto it's our faith.Delete
Love this! Especially the last one- it's something that happens to even adults! JazakAllah for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wa iyaki. Thanks for taking time to comment.Delete
Thank you for this reminder!ReplyDelete
Your welcome! :)Delete
Mashaa allaah great advice for preteens as well.ReplyDelete
Great post! Totally agree with you sister. Children are always the apple of the eyes of the parents. Such a great blessing from AllahReplyDelete
Great post and 100% agreed. May Allah bless all our children and guide us to be the best parentsReplyDelete
I think these apply to adults and children! For me number 5 still applies in my adult life!ReplyDelete
One day (when he is in the correct age) I will print these for my son and stick them to his room wall inshaAllah :-)ReplyDelete
InshaAllah. It will be like no time at all when your son is a teenager. Time really flies subhanallah. Make the best of it and be present with your son when he is young. I remember when my son was that age like it was yesterday!Delete
I know walla!Delete
I cannot believe that by the end of the month my son will be one year old! Soon enough he will no more be a baby, he will be a little boy... I feel it will be no time before he will be a young man! :-)
May Allah grant them barakah in their time... ameen...
Great post and such fantastic points that you raise. As teens, chidren can lose their way and these are important issues that all children need to be aware of. thanks for sharing ;)ReplyDelete
My daughter is 9 so not to far off the teenage years. Will keep this points in mind for the future in sha AllahReplyDelete
Thankyou! Jazakillah Khairan!ReplyDelete