A mureed inquired, “My daughter is mashaAllah, 10 years old now. Alhumdulillah, she has been consistent with four of the five daily salah (prayers) since 7 years of age. The question is regarding the fajar prayers. How much disciplining must be done to achieve this?
My wife and I differ. I force her up physically, while my wife restricts to verbal commands only.
Please, advise us to the correct method in this issue. JazakAllah.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Hazrat Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib db replied,
“It is essential to acknowledge the fact that if the habit of performing fajar at its appropriate time is not established at this young age, it will be very difficult to establish it later in life.
Therefore, it is quite appropriate to try your best and make her pray on time. However, it should be with gentleness never using any corporeal punishment.”