International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 1(4): 151-155
Street Children in Bangladesh: A Study on Islamic Perspectives
Received: 17 September, 2021 || Accepted: 16 October, 2021 || Published: 22 October, 2021
A b s t r a c t
Street Children are not a present phenomenon in Bangladesh. It is an older and common problem in developing countries. The children are the future of nations and blessings of Allah the almighty. Islam pays special attention to the children for their care and development. The Islamic Shariah explained the duties of parents towards children, as well as the rights and duties of children towards their parents. If children’s parents are missing or dead, then their legal guardian or state will take care of those children. Bangladesh is one of the highly populated countries in the world with about 160 million population, more than 1000 people live per square kilometer throughout the country (UNFP-2021). About half of the population of Bangladesh is under the age of 18 who have considered children and more than 20 million of them are under the age of 5. About 73% of children live in rural areas and 27% live in urban areas. One-third of these children continue to live below the international poverty line (Mohajan-2014). The children have basic rights to food, shelter, education, health and nutrition, protection, recreation, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. In many cases, the street children in Bangladesh are deprived of these basic rights. A child got the first images of life enshrined in its mind from the environment of the parents. The Prophet Mohammad (Sm.) said: "No child is born but has the Islamic Faith, but its parents turn it into a Jew or a Christian". The parents have the greatest influence on children's religion, education, and morals. Therefore, children's interests and future development depend on children's proper take care by parents or guardians. Proper education can change children’s life. To emphasize education, the Prophet Mohammad (Sm.), said: “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” This knowledge includes all kinds of knowledge that are essential in human life and it will be started from childhood. The foundation of knowledge should be from the holy Quran and Sunnah for the Muslim. This will be a qualitative research work where primary and secondary resources will be used.
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To cite this article: Azad, M. A. K. (2021). Street Children in Bangladesh: A Study on Islamic Perspectives. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 1 (4): 151-154.
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