*How to make your children pray on their own without arguments or reminders - Here's a narrative from a sister:*
My Daughter was 12 years old and prayer was like a heavy burden on her. So I told her to pray one day and I monitored her. She took the carpet and threw it on the ground. I asked her if she prayed - she said yes - Believe me, without feeling I slapped her face - I know I made a mistake. The situation has troubled me and I cried and I repent to God to forgive me.. The slap, the talk, the reminders did not make a difference to my child.
One day a friend told me a story. She went to one of her friend for a visit. Her friend was not very religious, but when the Adhan prayer was called, her children rushed for prayers without reminders or quarrel. I said to her how do your children pray by themselves without quarrel or a reminder? She said, before I got married I used to pray this Dua and still pray it today.
After she told me the Dua, I began to recite in my prayers every time I could. Since I began to recite the Dua' my daughter is now the first to pray without me reminding her. She gets up for Fajr prayers without an alarm. And all her brothers are now eager to pray without any difficulties.
I know You are now eager to know this Supplication Dua..
The Supplication is in Surah Ibrahim 14:40.
And the Supplication is...
( رَبِّ ٱجۡعَلۡنِى مُقِيمَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَمِن* ذُرِّيَّتِىۚ رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلۡ دُعَآءِ (٤٠
*"Rabbi-Ij'alni muqeema salaat, wa min zurriyyati, Rabbana wataqabbal dua'*
O my Lord! make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.
Spread the knowledge so it will be Sadaqatul Jaariyah for you and for me... ان شاء الله .
The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action.” [Muslim 1893]