Tip #19: Provide the right role models – What would Abu Bakr have done?
Apart from being a role model yourself by trying to practice Islam, make sure you provide teens with reading material about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions (Sahaba), both the men and the women. Otherwise, the characters on the programs your kids watch on television may become their “Sahabas”.
Discuss what a Companion may have done in a situation relevant to teens’ lives. What would Abu Bakr Siddiq do if he saw someone selling answers to the grade 11 math final exam? What would Aisha have done is she was confronted with the opportunity to cheat her parents?