Knowing where we want to go gives consciousness to do it carefully, well prepared, and it leads to choose proper utilities that safeguard our journey anchored in our current condition. Certainly, the big Qs for everyone are “where do we want to go?” and “which level is our current condition?”.
IFA program (established in 2006) are designed for the entire member of family for growing together. The program is weighted not just for the children, but also for the parents. Children is not an object, what is more, it is an asset or agent who carry Islam’s values and will be passing it to our next generation. The next generation will be passing it to the next-next generation, and so on, and so forth. The equal contribution and bonding relationship between son/daughter and father/mother is believed to be the most important core to build a strong family.
- Living in the US is by choice. We are given many choices to live, yet we have chosen US as the place to perform our Ibadah.
- In the US (especially Houston, Texas), unless you go to religious school, there is no religious course taught in public school for students.
- Everyone has the same amount of time 24/7. Managing time is required to balance our life.
Considering these facts, parents faces many challenges that come not only from societies (mostly neighborhood and public school) but also from internal family. Discipline and commitment shall come from parent to ensure family follow the right guideline according to Islam. In this essence, parent shall set as an example to children.