GCSE Question (8 Marks)
Q. Does religious upbringing brainwash people into believing in Allah? A. There are many different views on Muslim upbringing. I think that as a Muslim child you should follow upon the religion of your parents and family as they have looked after you as you were young. Also there are many reasons as to why you should show respect to your parents by listening to them and following their religion. Furthermore it says in the Quran (the word of Allah delivered by the last prophet Muhammad) and Hadith (the sayings of the last prophet Muhammad) that to show respect The family plays a big part in a life of a Muslim as they all look out for each other and help one another. Also, each Muslim have duties witch they must fulfil. It says in the second chapter of the Quran, verse 233: The mothers shall give such to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term. But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms. No soul shall have a burden laid on it greater than it can bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child. Nor father on account of his child, and he shall be chargeable in the same way. If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no blame on them. If they decide on a foster-mother for your offspring, there is no blame on you, provided they pay (the mother) what they offered, on equitable terms. But fear Allah and know that Allah sees well what they do. This shows me that a Muslim family have duties towards their family. Also, if a Muslim couple are struggling they should not work too hard and should not be treated unfairly. When a Muslim baby is born, it goes through many processes to remind the baby that it is Muslim and is brought up to worship one god. Firstly, the leader of the family reads the adhan in the right ear of the baby. Furthermore, the Iqaamah is then read into the left ear of the baby. This shows...
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