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siddar posted a topic in Controversial IssuesI am a devout Christian, I fear that the Christian God doesn't very clearly lay out the circumstances when God's power takes over after man, after suffering and trying his best to pray for wisdom, even by his enemy-- trying to curb the urge to pray for and wish death upon the enemies who continue to persecute him day and night, despite having had no sin of instigation, is failed by his body, his judgment, and his love for himself. That that man sacrifices with tears enough to wash the feet of his own mother, that that man has been driven insane by pain, that that man has been chased to the ends of his life's blessings and opportunities, because of pure malice by the enemy.... When is God's power invoked according to the Q'uran? I am a torture victim for 9 years now, but my entire life has been one of slavery by the u.s. enslaved by psychotronics, made to brak the teachings of my mother despite my will to be good because of the licentious permissiveness that was ingrained by the jealousy of my American peers to destroy me in the end. My heart cries for healing from my many wouds and my soul cries to be released do death plenty of times, and indeed plenty of times I have faced many deaths, by drowning in the ocean, by overdose, by satellite attacks, by insanity due to incarceration of many months... but the Lord, Allah you may call him, does not see it fit to release me from my earthly bonds. INSTEAD, GOD, as a joke to end all jokes, has cursed me with the power to control the very air , the sun, the gravitational forces, the mind of animals... as a top secret U.S. project. a tortured experiment... because I have been cursed with extreme sixth sense and abilities not natural to MAN in general. And as if to suffer alone were not bac enough, The U.S. and my home country the Philippines have enjoined countless torturers and scientists around the world to experiment cruelly on my family in their sad hopes of trying to duplicate me for their own misbegotten sciences. To the non believer, I give you to comfort of thinking I am speaking in parables, but to those who know of me and those who believe that some are chosen and singled out by the CREATOR to carry immense burdens of power and liability, MAy I introduce myself -- the Man with no sin, the MAn with the power of an angels, the man so deeply hidden in the PENTAGON and CIA's archives , a man from a wealthy family once blessed until the Philippines as a country colluded to murder my father and destroy our billion-dollar fortune in 1983.... My name is Antonio Tan Llenado. my grandfather was a Chinese-Japanese TAN family member. My other Grandfather is from a family of Governors who once ruled the northern half of the Philippines. our names all but erased by the corruption of the country a was born into and the country that I was forced into. IF Q'uran can tell me why I was born so, with the power of an angel and the shackles worthy of a godling-- so strong that only a god could destroy these sufferings, then I will consecrate myself to Q'uran. Tell me, At what point does God take over after man has battled with his own suffering to no avail? When will GOD raise his power to avenge the wrongs against a man with no sin.
How Prophet Muhammad Reprimanded Children “Go away!” “Stop it, you nuisance!” Is it not considered ‘normal’ in most societal circles today for adults to address minor children in such a tone, and with derogatory words? Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can lose their patience with the naughty mischiefs of children very quickly, especially if these children are extremely intelligent, curious, energetic, bold, self-confident and spirited. Children are a big blessing of God. Having children and raising them righteously lays the foundation of a stable extended family structure. Whilst most of us are well-aware of and regularly exhort the great rights of parents in Islam, we tend to overlook the fact that little children are also born with certain Islamic rights that we have to fulfill as an obligation. Even the unseen, unheard fetus in the womb has rights, which can delay the distribution of inheritance, as well as affect the rulings regarding divorce in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) handled many situations involving the antics and natural tendencies of infants and minor children with exemplary patience and good-naturedness. As God has commanded us in the Quran to emulate Prophet Muhammad as a ticket to earning His ultimate pleasure with us in the Hereafter, we should see how the Prophet corrected or reprimanded small children whenever they did something that could, in the modern world, severely test the patience and tolerance of most stressed-out, quick-to-snap adults. Tolerance for Infant Messes Babies under the age of one are cuddly, chubby and adorable; bundles of joy that everyone loves to hold, kiss, hug, coo over and carry around. That is, until they do something smelly and leaky in their diaper. As soon as that happens, the hitherto adoring adult (especially a male one) who is holding them, immediately scrunches up their nose in disgust and hands them over to the mother or nanny for cleanup. However, this was not what the Prophet did in such a situation. He would often take infants in his lap, even though in that era there were no leak-proof diapers! Narrated Aisha: “A boy was brought to the Prophet to do tahnik for him, but the boy urinated on him, whereupon the Prophet had water poured on the place of urine.” (Al-Bukhari) Prophet Muhammad refrained from expressing disgust or immediately denying a newborn baby his lap even when the baby urinated on his clothes! This indicates his exemplarily high level of tolerance for babies’ natural phases, as it is normal for newborns to urinate often. The lesson for us in this habit of Prophet Muhammad is to not get irritated at the natural, physical messes that babies tend to make (such as nose emissions, excreta, or regurgitated milk), even if the mess gets on our clothes. We should also help clean up the mess without considering it beneath our social dignity to do so. Tolerating Natural Toddler Antics Babies grow older to become active and energetic toddlers (known nowadays as ‘preschoolers’), who love climbing on to the laps and backs of adults and playing “rough house”. It is well known that the Prophet not just allowed children in this age-range inside his masjid during obligatory congregational prayers, but also patiently tolerated their antics during prayers, even if these antics caused noise or disturbance. Reported by Abdullah ibn Shaddad from his father: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) came out to lead us in either maghrib or ‘isha’ one night, and he was carrying Hassan or Husain. The Messenger of Allah came forward and put (the child) down, then he said takbir and started to pray. During the prayer, he prostrated and made his prostration long. My father said: “I raised my head and I saw the child on the back of the Messenger of Allah whilst he was prostrating, so I returned to my prostration.” When the Messenger of Allah finished praying, the people said: “O Messenger of Allah, during your prayer you prostrated for so long that we thought something had happened or that you were receiving Revelation.” He said: Nothing at all happened, but my son was riding on my back and I did not want to disturb him until he had had enough. (An-Nisa’i) This hadith is another great example of how tolerant the Prophet was regarding children’s naughtiness. Imagine a small child in the age-range 2-4 (who can be carried easily) climbing on to the back of a masjid’s imam during prostration nowadays. What do you think his reaction would be? Yet, Prophet Muhammad lengthened his prostration just to let the child continue his enjoyment and innocent play, hereby causing some concern and undoubtedly a bit of chagrin to the worshippers praying behind him in the congregation. Using His Hands Gently to Reprimand Children love physical displays of affection, and like being touched in a positive manner. Instead of subjecting them to long monologues and lectures to correct their mistakes, physically removing them from harm is more effective. Narrated Abu Hurairah: “Dates used to be brought to Allah’s Messenger immediately after being plucked. Different persons would bring their dates till a big heap collected (in front of the Prophet). Once Al-Hassan and Al-Husain were playing with these dates, one of them took a date and put it in his mouth. Allah’s Messenger looked at him and took it out from his mouth and said: “Don’t you know that Muhammad’s offspring do not eat what is given in charity?” (Al-Bukhari) The Prophet taking the date out of his grandson’s mouth himself whilst giving him a short explanation of the reason, deployed the most effective strategy of quickly resolving the situation. Which small child would willingly spit a tasty, sweet date out from their mouth themselves? Most parents today, however, keep shouting at a small child to not touch an object or to stay away from a dangerous area, all the while being ignored by the child. They then snap and give the child a harsh scolding in front of everyone for not listening to them. The lesson from this hadith about the correct thing to do in such a situation is for an adult to get up quickly and physically remove the small child from harm, warning them about the reason in brief words. The hadith below also corroborates this strategy: Anas said: “Allah’s messenger was one of the best of men in character. One day, he sent me to do something, and I said: “I swear by Allah that I will not go”. But in my heart I felt that I should go to do what the Prophet of Allah had commanded me. So I went out and came upon some boys who were playing in the street. All of a sudden Allah’s Messenger, who had come up behind, caught me by the back of the neck, and when I looked at him, he was laughing. He said: “Go where I ordered you, little Anas”. I replied: “Yes, I am going, messenger of Allah!” (Abu Dawud) Prophet Muhammad used a combination of physical touch and gentle reprimanding words to make little Anas realize his forgetfulness. The Prophet knew that it is natural for a little boy to get distracted from an errand by other children’s street games. This hadith also indicates that when a child passes the toddler stage, it is permissible to train them to do light, easy tasks for adults, but to remember that it is normal for him or her to resist immediate obedience and to get distracted by other children’s play. Explaining Concisely for Correction the Prophet would gently and concisely correct them and explain… When a child becomes older i.e. beyond the age of 6-7, he or she reaches the age of mentally understanding what is right and what is wrong. When he encountered such a child doing something the wrong way, the Prophet would gently and concisely correct them and explain to them how to do it right, without scolding harshly or making them feel humiliated in front of others. Umar ibn Abu Salamah reported: “I was a boy under the care of the Messenger of Allah, and as my hand used to wander around in the dish, he said to me once: “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) Little children have short attention spans, high energy levels, and an extremely curious nature due to which they want to explore everything in the world, most of which is still very new to them. However, we can misinterpret their natural actions and reactions to situations in a negative manner, unless we proactively practice patience with their behavior without belittling, rebuking or reprimanding them harshly and unjustly. Because little children are a sacred trust from God, we should remind ourselves not to be harsh with them. God is not even writing their “sins” yet, even if they deliberately break a precious piece of crockery, or touch anything in our cupboards or drawers that we have kept strictly off limits. As parents, if we lose patience with our children and treat them wrong, we should immediately and sincerely repent for it before Allah. Parents who do not regret nor repent for the wrongs they committed towards their children when the latter were young, weak and dependent upon them, end up being faced with resentful and aloof offspring in their old age, because their little ones grew up with disturbing childhood memories that morphed into a deep grudge over the years. By regularly reading and studying the Prophet’s loving and mild behavior with children, we can prevent ourselves from treating children in a manner that could displease God and detriment our relationship with them in the long term. http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-Islam/about-muhammad/461751-how-prophet-muhammad-reprimanded-children.html
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iMusliMariam posted a topic in Poems and StoriesPOETRY: Why I Love The Prophet Muhammad (May Allah's Peace And Blessings Be Upon Him) If you ask me, why do I love him, the Prophet Muhammad (May Peace be upon him) - I love him because he cared about us Muslims, and loving him is a condition – If you love Allah, then love the Prophet Muhammad – Allah loved him very much. He was Allah's Final Messenger, and The hearts of many did his mercy touch. His beautiful character makes me admire Him – his trustworthiness and honesty – Even before he became God's Prophet, Disbelievers knew that he was trustworthy. I love the Prophet Muhammad because Of good manners he was the best example. I love how he was patient throughout his life And how his morals were never skeptical. He cared about his nation too, thus he taught Us what we should know about our religion. When given the chance he'd always educate, Blessing us with advice through his companions. As a father and grandfather, the Prophet Muhammad was kind and tender loving. His mercy to the poor, widows and orphans – His good treatment of them is too astounding. His tolerance, even to non-Muslim Neighbors, is also something to be admired. His mercy too was further manifest Through his kind treatment of the slaves he hired. As a leader – he was charismatic, As a warrior – marked with strength and bravery, As a family man – full of mercy, And a husband who treated his wives fairly – As a friend – he was accommodating – Full of cheer, he brought smiles to people's faces – Respectful to the old, and kind towards the young – Mercy was the Prophet Muhammad's basis. I love how he was merciful – and because Of his mercy, he always tried to guide. I love how he struggled to obey Allah, And how he remained patient all through his life. I love how he was able to do so much – So many good deeds, despite his simple life – How he could survive on mere dates and water, And yet stand for long hours when praying at night. I love how he was so thankful to Allah – How he was always ready to sacrifice. I love how his character was dignified – How he was strong and gentle at the same time. I love the patience of Prophet Muhammad – In worshipping Allah, in fasting, and praying – His patience in helping Muslims, and in hard times, And how he was merciful and forgiving. Because of my love for Prophet Muhammad, I try to follow him – and say "you should too" – If you truly love Allah, then love Muhammad – Let your following him make your love more true. O' Allah, help us obey you, and help us Follow Muhammad – in this world and to Heaven – Grant us his companionship in Paradise, And freedom to drink from his blessed fountain. Ameen. Written by Mariam Mababaya POETRY: Some Advice In This Sonnet A few words of advice in this sonnet: Don’t hurt, if you too don’t like to be hurt. When bad deeds return, you might regret it. So watch your deeds, and take care of your words. Always know that from above you’re being watched. On your right and left are angels writing – Collect whatever good deeds you may lack, To please God and meet Him while He’s smiling. Avoid supplications prayed against you, Especially those of righteous Muslims. Beware of everything you see and do – Know that on Judgment Day, you’ll be questioned. Obey Allah’s Rules, and good you shall get. If you displease Allah, yours is regret. Mariam Mababaya