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Question : #645 Category: Family Issues
Subject: feeding a baby
Question: My baby is 5 months old. What are the advices according to islam for feeding n taking care of him? when and how should i start his formal education? Thanks
Answer: Islam has divided the upbringing of a child into three stages from birth to age 21.

The division is based on the following hadith of the Prophet (s.a.w.): "The child is the master for seven years; and a slave for seven years and a vizier for seven years; so if he grows into a good character within 21 years, well and good; otherwise leave him alone because you have discharged your responsibility before Allah."

The same hadith has been explained by Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.): "Let your child play upto seven years; and keep him with you (for education and training) for another seven years; then if he succeeds (well and good); otherwise, there is no good in him."

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