Author: Mohammad Hassan Bakhtiari

Treating children with kindness, love and affection

Children need to be treated with love, justice and kindness which are the best food for their development as good human beings.   Parental affection is one of the rights of children that is not limited to a specific period. Those, who from early childhood, receive sufficient amount of affection from their parents are likely to have a pleasant disposition in life. In accordance with Mental Health America (MHA) guidelines, love and affection help children to feel secure regardless of accomplishments. This builds their confidence and self-esteem. Children whose parents treated them with affection and nurturing from a young...

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Underlining necessity of children’s upbringing

Respectability of human rights begins with the way a society treats its children.  According to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Children’s rights are not separated from human rights because children are the future generation. Rights and duties are inter-related between parents and children. The prophet of Islam has asserted: “There are as many rights of children necessary upon parents as there are rights of parents necessary upon children”, ( Makarim Al Akhlaq). The future of human capital, quality of life, and consequently wellbeing, lies with the quality of children’s upbringing. Alongside children’s physical needs, there...

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Towards generosity, charity and volunteering

Strength of generosity as a voluntary decision means providing help to others compassionately and unselfishly. This trait also involves giving to others not simply anything in profusion but rather giving those things that are of benefit to others. Generosity is not merely based on individual’s financial status and their act of giving money to the poor, but conversely, it reflects one’s enthusiasm and pure purposes to help others. In addition to financial help to needy people, generosity contains offering time, attention, assets or talents to aid someone in need. Generous persons are sensitive to the needs of others and...

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Forgiveness: a gift in peace all can afford

Forgiveness is the act of consciously deciding to let go of indignation and thoughts of revenge towards another entity who has harmed you in some way.  This attribute is a moral virtue, unconditionally expressed as an act of mercy toward those who have acted unjustly toward the forgiver. Mercy is defined as “conscious compassion shown towards an offender in spite of the fact that forgiving person is able to retaliate. Dr Swartz, a psychiatrist said: “You are choosing to offer compassion and empathy to the person who wronged you.” Forgiving individuals are gentle, self-controlled, patient, peaceful, and also they...

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Honesty: the key to a healthy society

Honesty is a human virtue that reflects a desire for truthfulness rather than deception in thought and manner.  This strength connotes virtuous traits such as being fair-minded, candid, sincere, trustworthy, righteous, and allegiant. Honest individuals stand up for their beliefs, fulfill their promises, accept the consequences of their actions, and they are not concerned about gaining popularity. Also, they are courageous enough to express their inner thoughts and feelings. Dr Matt Moody, a social psychologist said: “Being true is more than just speaking factual statements from your mouth, but includes the statement of all that you are”. Honesty promotes...

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