What the hezzy and fa-sheezy!!! This government intervention crap has to stop. They are so all up in the family business that pretty soon children will be hiring lawyers to take their parents to court to litigate time outs and groundings.
“Your honor, the plaintiff, 9-year old Bobby contends that his mother, a frustrated and overly concerned derelict is unduly stalking and harrassing him causing serious mental distress by constantly inquiring about the status of his homework and chores. She is also being charged of unlawful search and seizure of his property, which is listed as exhibit 1 (a nintendo gameboy) and exhibit 2 (a nintendo x-box 360). The charges of wiretapping (interrupting his phone calls to call him to dinner) and slander (telling his father about his so-called bad behaviour) are being contested by the defendant. We call our first witness, Bobby 6 year old sister Janey to the stand.”
The source of this particular rant comes from a news article that you can read below:
These kids were 10 and 12, which means they can walk to school by themselves, walk to the store by themselves, even to Timmy’s house but they can’t be left in a populated downtown area to drive around the corner to teach them a lesson? This is just another incident to destroy the influence parents have over their children. To undermine the authority of the parent in the life of the child. This kind of thing drives me crazy.
…and Allah’s help we seek.
While watching recaps of the inauguration day interviews and stuff, my 8 year old comes up and says, while looking over my shoulder:
Professor X: Ummie what’s happening?
Me: What’s happening what?
Zen Boy: What’s everbody going on about? Who is that man?
Me: That’s the new President of America. (Pause) Bush got fired!
Zen Boy: Cool! Now he has to drive in his poor person car!
Out of the mouths of babes.
This whole discussion I think got a bit out of hand. But we can agree to disagree. Right now, Barack is doing a lot of barking about change. Let’s see Guantanamo closed down and all the political prisoners, wrongfully detained (women and men) released. Let’s see Israel made to be one nation where there is equal rights for Jews and Palestinians and the stolen land is returned to it’s rightful owners. Let’s see American troops comeback to their own shores and the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan and other countries that we are not aware of, allowed to police their own borders and raise their own governments. Let’s see Bush prosecuted for his lies and illegal war and then maybe, just maybe we can say, THINGS HAVE CHANGED… until that day, the political situation in American is just a matter of:
We don’t need another hero, Allah completed our affair over 1400 years ago. And aside from the religious aspect here are a few more eloquently put statements that illustrate why I say “THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT BUT, NO THANKS!!.” I can’t jump on your bandwagon.
and here as well…
And the extremely damning evidence here:
I wanted to wait until all the chaos died down before I made my written contribution to the “Obama” topic. I love you guys, but I know you can be a bit emotional at times. Hopefully now, after a few days of sobering silence, you can hear what I have to say and feel me a little bit on the subject. But before I begin I would just like to say, “THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!.”
Thank you for:
We didn’t even know it was election day at my house. We were having a really casual day of lazing around. I got online and noticed that the stupid poling thingy looked different on Yahoo, but I wasn’t interested enough to see why. I was too busy following an auction on ebay (strategy: gotta keep watching until the last second). My husband says later on, “Do you see this, it looks like they are really going to elect the dude!” We had already suspected this would be the case. Back when they let him speak at the democratic convention, you could see the set-up begin. We watched the throngs of people gather in Grant Park screaming and crying like the second coming of Jesus. I couldn’t believe how everyone was behaving. We allowed the children to watch, too, pointing out religiously significant issues along the way. We listened to the acceptance speech and marveled at how eloquent Obama is and how ugly his wife’s dress was. But, when I reflected upon what was happening, trying to be in the moment, because it was a historical moment, I realized that I reall felt numb. I was not excited, I didn’t feel that it was a life altering event for me personally, either. The hardcore facts remained:
1. American politics are such that, no one leader makes the rules or policies for government and unfortunately, the US government is so busy being “Friends of Isreal,” they could care less about the fate of Muslims, or the general citizen.
2. We learn through our great religion that the better man has nothing to do with race or color. We only judge a man by his commitment to Allah. Obama is a Kafir, nuff said.
3. How does this have anything to do with Muslims or Islam. We are no longer patriots, our banner is La Illaha Il’Allah (there’s no god but the Creator, Allah). We are no longer Afrocentric or racially motivated, we are one world and our people are whoever follows the way of Muhammad.
Others have expressed this ideal, more eloquently than I. A comment was posted over on Sililoquies by Daud:
November 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm@ Imanubillah
RE: But does the historic aspect of his nomination show people of African decent that they no longer should sit on income support and sell drugs and call that living?
So what, our ancestors were taken into slavery. It was African tribes from Nuba (i.e. fir’awn) who enslaved bani Isra’eel. What is beneficial to the Muslims is knowing what caused them to be taken from their lands and enslaved. Everything starts out in goodness from Allaah, and Allaah does not change this good to evil unless the people changed their hearts from good to evil. Allaah punished our ancestors for their sins. No one was ever expelled from their lands and taken into slavery except that they earned the wrath of Allaah upon themselves. Muslims should know this, and should rejoice in the fact that Allaah, in His Mercy upon us, freed us from the shackles and tethers of the false belief that people today are negatively affected by historical events that happened centuries ago. Allaah is Al Adl (the Just), and he said,
2:134 That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.
RE: a lot of what has happened to me and others due to our heritage has led us to Islaam.
Allaah knows best.
RE: “…Lineage is important in Islaam is it not?…”
Lineage is important regarding your family blood-line. In jaahiliyyah the pagan Arabs were fiercely loyal to their tribes, but the Messenger of Allaah refuted this asabiyyah in such strong words that he told them to “bite the head of your father’s penis because that’s where you came from”–and told the narrator of the hadith not to “sugar coat his words”!!!!!!!! It is well known that the Messenger of Allaah forbade tribal loyalties by replacing it with loyalty to Islaam. He didn’t just legislate this. He taught the people Tawheed and the pure Islaamic Aqeedah first, for thirteen years; then he taught them the rulings. It was the effect of Tawheed and the pure Islaamic Aqeedah that stopped the 100 year war between two tribes, not the legislation.
There are so many Ayaat and ahadith that prove this. One hadith says that,
“The Deen is sincerity. When asked “sincerity to whom”, he said, “Sincerity to Allaah, His Book, His Messenger (salallaahu alayhi wa salam), the leaders of the Muslims, and to the general Muslim”. Notice he didn’t say anything about anyone’s tribe or nationality.
“…we cannot just expect that learning certain aspects of the Deen will totally reform some of the people who have lived in these environments around negative elements their entire lives…”
Be careful here because this could be a statement of kufr. The Qur’an is a cure for every illness. Allaah said,
13:28 Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allâh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest.
It is only Allaah that removes addictions. The people have to enter Islaam wholeheartedly like we were commanded.
“…The brothers and sisters coming into the Deen need to cleanse themselves of their ma’asi first before they can really worship Allah the way He deserves to be worshiped….”
NO! Brothers and sisters coming into the Deen need to learn its foundations, and implement them in every aspect of their lives. Then they will have the ability to turn away from sins. All tawfeeq comes from Allaah, alone!!!!!!
If you weren’t there, then you must be a square, or half of a square which makes a big, fat “L” and you know what that means… LOSER!!!
Seriously though, all of my kids fasted this year, three of which are pre-teens. They excitedly prayed tarawih prayers either at the masjid or at home (masha’allah, tabarakallah alaihim) so we decided to cough up the cash (and I mean pneumonia, bubonic plague type coughs) to treat them to this event. It was pretty awesome. The night before, the kids thought they would get to stay up all night, not! Their plot was discovered and they were promptly sent to bed at midnight. The next day, we stayed up after fajr. Dressing and grooming took place and we loaded up the car for the 3 hour drive to six flags. Our itinerary went something like this:
May Allah subhana wa ta’ala except all of our fasts, forgive our sins and increase us in emaan with blessings and goodness in this life and the next…. ameen.