Conversations between parents and their young ones can be quite intriguing at times, and it shows the importance of such interaction in today’s time where there’s a huge lack of it.
So a Muslim father explained what happened when he and his son were enjoying lunch together and his 8-year-old decided to strike an interesting dialogue. About a time machine.
Here’s the father recollecting the talk.
At the lunch table, the son said:
“Papa when I grow up, I’m going to study really hard and then you know what I’m going to make? A time machine!”
Looking amused and before bursting his bubble, I asked him why.
“Because then I can go back and see how you look like when you were my age. And and and also then I can play with you too because we same age.”
Smiling at this point, I said that’s nice to know. He then said:
“Also I can be a little baby again and have no worries and I can get whatever I want.”
I told him he doesn’t have any worries now too! 😂 Subhan’Allah kids of 8 years old feel stressed?!
And then he said,
“But you know the biggest reason why I want to make that machine, it’s because then I can go back and meet my daddojaan (grandmother who passed away when he was just 2) again.
Now that will be so nice.”
Almost in tears, I told him in shā Allāh we will meet her and all of our family members in Jannah.
We don’t need a time machine. We just need to look forward to meeting Allah and then having our home in Jannah where we can live together forever.
Alhumdulilah. He was happy to hear that. Allahumma barik 🙂
Oh Allah, keep our children connected to seeking Your pleasure and Your Jannah.
And oh Allah, have mercy upon our parents for we want nothing but goodness for them.
Please parents, have daily talk with your children allowing them to share their curious thoughts. It’s an act of worship and making sure we can guide them when needed.