Most Muslim parents will naturally, upon hearing of some kid’s misguidance or misfortune, say from the bottom of their heart, “Ya Allah, don’t let that be my kid one day.”
However, if you’re not willing to be a little different in your parenting, be certain your children will most likely not be any different in their outcome.
Yes, believe from the core of your heart in destiny, but also commit with all your might to the Sharia. Otherwise, you’ve basically bought into into the modern secular notion of God being some cosmic superbuddy that will magically intervene in your favor no matter how many times you kick His instructions aside; you will be disappointed.
Don’t do that to your children. Don’t sell yourself a lie. Be different to see a difference. It will not be free. It will be received with some criticism. It will sometimes cause awkwardness. But you know what? “Glad tidings to the strangers.”
-Sh. Muhammad elshinawy