One of the saddest situations is when parents are not supportive of their children’s choice to become more serious about their religion citing that they are too young or any other excuse. Some go to the extent of threatening their children if they will try to increase in spirituality.
This happens to spouses as well.
Rather than discourage them, we should be very happy when they incline towards the Almighty in a bigger way than ourselves. Perhaps our children and family members could be a means of our entry into Paradise by our mere support of their achievements. If we block them from getting closer to the Almighty, we may suffer severe consequences at some stage unless we repent.
May the Almighty strengthen us to be an asset to our family members by assisting them get closer to the Almighty.
Mufti Ismail Menk