Connect with us
Advertisement

Alalu Dies on Mars

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER…

A legend passes on but is immortalised in stone. Meanwhile, the man who tended him is raised from the dead!


Aseven-man panel, constituted differently from the one that condemned Kumarbi, was convened to try Alalu.  It included King Anu who had travelled to Earth to come and toast to the demise of Kumarbi. Other members of the panel were Enlil, Enki, one Anzu, Nungal, Abgal and another guy going by the name Alalgar, all members of the Anunnaki aristocracy.    

Anu sat in the middle, flanked by Enlil to his right and Enki to his left. This setup is the original source of the terms left wing (or leftist) and right wing in politics. Left wingers are moderate in their agenda and are ostensibly pro-people (like the Democrats in the US). Right wingers, on the other hand, are extremists and generally self-serving (like the Republicans in the US): they put their   self-aggrandisement interests before those of the wider populace though they couch these interests in universal terms.

That was the dichotomy of Enki and Enlil.  Enki was soft, kindly and sympathetic, whereas Enlil was hard, strict and unforgiving. Enki wanted to enlighten mankind and bring them on par with the Anunnaki; Enlil wanted us to be forever beneath the Anunnaki and under their yoke. Enki wanted to utilise mankind; all Enlil was interested in was to use mankind. Enlil would rather     mankind disappeared from the face of the Earth; Enki wanted us preserved and in addition blossom and flourish.   But we’re getting ahead of our story, sorry.  

Alalu was brought before the judgement panel, his hands and feet in chains as befitted a prisoner. Anu ordered that he be unbound.  Enlil was the first to inquisition him, followed by Enki. Alalu made the case that he was the King of Sirius for “nine counted periods”, that is 9 shars, as the Anunnaki even when they were here on Earth still counted time in Nibiru terms, and that  Anu used to be his Cup-Bearer.

“To my seed kingship was belonging. On my throne Anu himself sat, to escape death to distant Earth I made a dangerous journey. Salvation for Nibiru I, Alalu, on the alien planet discovered! … Then to Earth came Enki … Then Enlil, the succession from Anu he himself claiming. Then Anu came, by lots he tricked Ea; Enki, the Lord of Earth, he was proclaimed, of Earth not of Nibiru to be the master. Then to Enlil command was granted, Enki to the distant Abzu was delegated. My heart of all that was aching, my chest from shame and anger was bursting … Anu his foot upon my chest placed, upon my aching heart he was treading!”           

The trial took days.  When judgement day arrived, the no-nonsense Enlil recommended a death sentence, a pronouncement seconded by Alalgar, Abgal and Ningal. But Enki and Anzu were more level-headed. Enki and Anzu opined that Alalu be slapped a life sentence right here on Earth. It was now left to King Anu to state his piece of mind.  

Like Enki, Anu was a naturally compassionate being and slow to anger and basically bore no grudges.  He pronounced that Alalu not be condemned to death or incarceration but to exile on yet another planet – LAHMU (Mars).  When the vote on Anu’s verdict was done, it was unanimous.   And so it was that a sickly (from the poison Enlil had secretly administered to him) and dejected Alalu was loaded onto the same celestial ship that was carrying Anu to the Ari to be dropped off on Mars on the way.

As the spaceship prepared to land on Mars, pilot Anzu dropped a bombshell.  “With Alalu to the firm soil of LAHMU I shall descend,” he said to Anu. “With the sky chamber to return I wish not. With Alalu on a strange planet I shall stay. Until he dies I shall protect him. When he dies of his innards’ poison, as befits a King him I shall bury.”

Surprisingly, Anu did not balk at Anzu’s suggestion but was instead deeply touched. “There were tears in the eyes of Alalu,” recalls Enki. “There was amazement in the heart of Anu.”

The ever-gracious, ever-generous Anu pledged a dream reward to Anzu. “Your wish shall be honoured. Hereby let a promise to you be made. By my raised hand to you I swear: on the next journey a chariot by LAHMU shall circuit, its skyship to you shall descend. If alive, it shall find you, the master of LAHMU you shall be proclaimed. When a way station on LAHMU shall be established, its commander you shall be!”  

Hence it was that Anzu and Alalu remained on Mars – the only civilisation on the planet – with plentiful food supplies, tools and the requisite survival equipment.

ENKI SETS UP IN ZIMBABWE

Shortly after Anu’s departure back to Nibiru, Enki moved to the Abzu, southern Africa, to establish a new base there as per his new brief as the superintendent of imminent gold mining operations. He characterises his new environs as a land “bursting with riches, perfect in fullness. Many rivers rushed across the region, great waters there rapidly flowed.” His own residence he describes as “an abode by the flowing waters”. It does not require overmuch mental gymnastics to infer, as practically every scholar has, that the region of the Abzu Enki was talking about was   modern-day Zimbabwe. The river along whose banks he established his abode was almost certainly the Zambezi.

The ancient city of Great Zimbabwe is preserved in those famed ruins 250 kilometres north of Harare and 500 kilometres south of the Zambezi River. The Great Zimbabwe ruins (actually ruins on top of ruins) are one of the most enigmatic stone structures of antiquity in the world. No one knows exactly when they were built and how they were built. In 1531, a certain Vincent Pegado,  a Portuguese army officer, marvelled thus of the construction technology of the Zimbabwe edifice: “Among the gold mines of the inland plains between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers there is a fortress built of stones of marvellous size, and there appears to be no mortar joining them”. It goes without saying that Great Zimbabwe was the Anunnaki’s first settlement on the continent of Africa.

Enki referred to the mining site in the Abzu as “The Place of Deepness”, or simply the Abyss, because there the Heroes (Anunnaki astronauts) descended into “Earth’s bowels” to do the mining. Because of this style, Africa as a whole in due course came to be known as the Lower World or the Underworld, a term that clueless, latter day theologians spun into a byword for “Hell”. Well, to Hell with them!

Gold mining in the Abzu would not be an open-cast affair but a backbreaking, underground enterprise. Like the peerless engineer he was, Enki, having settled down in his new residence on the shores of the Zambezi River, set about designing the appropriate tools. Principal among the machines he designed were the “Earth Splitter”, “That Which Crunches”, and “That Which Crushes”. The blueprints were beamed to Nibiru for manufacture and subsequent delivery to Earth.

Meanwhile, even after having spent over 30,000 years on Earth (about 8 years in Nibiru terms), the Anunnaki were still not fully adjusted to the conditions on the planet. They complained of a number of privations, inadequacies and indispositions. “To the Heroes Earth’s quick circuits (years) were upsetting,” recalls Enki. “Earth’s quick day and night cycles dizziness were causing. The atmosphere, though good, was in some things lacking, in others too abundant. On the sameness of the food the Heroes were complaining.” Notwithstanding the fact that this was in the Ice Age, a basically chilly epoch, the Anunnaki complained of “blisteringly hot weather”. Coming from the almost completely sunless planet that was Nibiru, their distress was understandable.

Enlil, Enki’s step brother and the Bible’s Jehovah, comes across as the most allergic to what was “Earth’s unforgiving weather”. Enki writes that “Enlil, the commander, by the heat of the Sun on Earth was afflicted, for coolness and shade he was longing”. Enlil therefore decided to build himself a home higher up in the snow-covered mountains, where it was frigid but rather suiting for him. He chose a perch on the Cedar Mountains in modern-day Lebanon. There, he not only built a mansion but also established the Landing Place, a paved platform for Anunnaki skyships and rocketships. This is the now famous 9-hectare Baalbek platform ruins, whose immense stone structures continue to stagger the imagination to date.   

Enki, too, was disconcerted by Earth’s “searing” weather, as evidenced by his having had to set up his abode hundreds of kilometres away from the gold-mining belt so he could perpetually indulge the  continuously refreshing effects of the  riverside weather. He noted down all the health-related complaints of the Heroes and relayed them to Nibiru for the attention of King Anu.

RIP ALALU, HOWDY ANZU

When Anu arrived back on Nibiru after presiding over the trial of Alalu, he quickly announced to his Cabinet and other key assemblies that gold-prospecting missions were to be undertaken to every celestial body in the Solar System with a hospitable climate. This included planets and their moons.  He also decreed that Earth was to be permanently settled under the head of Enlil deputised by Enki and therefore more Heroes were to travel to the planet to augment gold mining efforts as well as help speed up the erection of the required infrastructure.

Before long, a fresh wave of 50 Anunnaki was en route to Earth. This time around, females were part of the contingent. Heading it was Anu’s firstborn daughter, Ninmah, a distinguished Chief Medical Officer. Also numbering on the party was Ninmah’s ravishingly beautiful deputy called Sud, who you should take note of in view of what was to transpire in the near future.    

Amongst other accoutrements, Ninmah carried special palliatives as well as the mining equipment Enki had designed.  Before she set off for Earth, Anu had instructed her to make a stopover on Mars and if Anzu was still alive boost him with 20 men to start a base there. In the gold transportation process, Mars was to serve as a Way Station between Earth and Nibiru. This was both scientifically and logistically sensible. Says Slave Species of God author Michael Tellinger: “At present we (Earthlings) have the ability to take about seven people into space. Any more than that starts to require much greater thrust and technology mainly because of the added weight and the effect of gravity. The gravity on Mars is only 38 percent of that on Earth. By sending regular smaller shipments to Mars, they (the Anunnaki) would be able to send fewer but much larger shipments to Nibiru. A simple and practical solution.”  

As Ninmah’s Celestial Boat coursed through the skies of Mars, it picked up a distress signal and homed in on it. The signal, it turned out, was being beamed from Anzu’s helmet. Anzu was the compassionate Anunnaki who had a certain, inexplicable attachment to the disgraced Alalu, the former King of  Sirius and one of Earth’s pioneers (from the Sirius star system) who Anu had exiled to Mars. Anzu had volunteered to look after the ailing Alalu, who had been intravenously poisoned by Enlil after he conspired with his grandson Kumarbi to prise Earth from the grip of the Sirian-Orion Empire ruled by King Anu and his Queen Antu.   

Anzu lay “prostrate” on the shores of a lake, seemingly lifeless. Indeed upon closer examination, he was found to be as dead as a door nail. The medical guru that was Ninmah immediately went to work. She first employed two ultra-sophisticated instruments called a Pulser and an Emitter.

“Ninmah touched his face, to his heart she gave attention,” writes Enki. “From her pouch she took out the Pulser; upon Anzu’s heart pulsing she directed. From her pouch she took the Emitter, its crystals life-giving emissions on his body she directed. Sixty times did Ninmah direct the Pulser, sixty times the Emitter she directed.”

The result reads like sci-fi: Anzu’s eyes opened and his lips began to quiver! Next, Ninmah orally administered two ingestible substances to a spasmodic, reflexive Anzu. “Gently upon his face the Water of Life she poured; his lips with it wetting. Gently upon his mouth the Food of Life she placed. Then the miracle did happen: Anzu from the dead arose!”   

Anzu was so revitalised he was immediately able to talk, though haltingly, and walk, though falteringly. Ninmah inquired about Alalu and Anzu replied thus: “Alalu soon after the landing  from unremitting pain to scream began. From his mouth his innards he was spitting.” He then led Ninmah and her entourage to  some rocky outcrop well away from the lake. When they reached the site, Anzu explained: “In the great rock a cave I found, Alalu’s corpse therein I hid. Its entrance with stones I covered.”  

Alalu’s remains were a pile of bones. In his case, however, the reanimating efforts that had applied to Anzu were not at all attempted as they were needless. All Ninmah did, on behalf of her father Anu (who generally had the tender virtues of Enki in contrast to the mean streak of Enlil) was to order that a lasting memorial be made for Alalu. “Let the image of Alalu forever gaze toward Nibiru (actually Sirius) that he ruled, toward the Earth whose gold he discovered.” Anu’s wishes were carried out forthwith, again using inconceivably sophisticated technology.  Writes Enki: “The image of Alalu upon the great rock mountain with beams they  carved. They showed him wearing an Eagle’s helmet; his face they made  uncovered.”

As for Anzu himself, his manner of recognition was a foregone conclusion. Said Ninmah: “To you Anu the King his promise shall be keeping. Twenty heroes with you shall remain, the Way Station’s building to begin; rocketships from Earth the golden ores shall here deliver. Celestial Chariots from  here the gold to Nibiru shall then transport. Hundreds of Heroes their abode on LAHMU (Mars) shall make: you Anzu shall be their commander.”  

THE NASA COVER-UP

Until 2001, the gigantic rock carving that bore  Alalu’s image, dubbed  “Face on Mars”,  was vividly seen in many a picture of the region of the planet Mars called Cydonia. Then NASA began a systematic process of defacing it in a bid to damp down curiosity and therefore forestall   the inevitable dot connection: how they managed only they know.

Did our Illuminati alert their Anunnaki counterparts on Mars to effect a gradual remoulding of the iconic image? For when you today look at the same image, it is almost nondescript: it’s not as definitive as it was in 1976, the year it was first photographed. If Mars had a dense atmosphere like Earth, one would say this may have been the ultimate result of wind erosion but Mars almost totally lost its atmosphere 13,000 years ago    in the aftermath of the same Nibiru “sweep-by” that triggered Noah’s Flood here on Earth.

As for the Anzu life-restoration miracle, does this suggest the Anunnaki were indeed capable of bringing the dead back to life? History seems to suggest so. Actually, those privy to occultic secrets (such as witches) will tell you that anybody can be revived from death within three days of their demise.  In the first three days of one’s death, so it is said, one’s spirit still lingers around on Earth and so it can be “enticed” back into the body. That’s why one witch-doctor boasted in a local paper that “any dead body can be turned into a zombie”, though he did concede that for genuine Christians that is close to impossible!    

The Bible actually seems to bear out Ninmah’s feat. Jesus is said to have arisen  from the dead (the surface story) in three days’ time. The so-called raising of Lazarus by Jesus (again the surface story) was done on the fourth day, as if Jesus wanted to demonstrate that he had such unmitigated power he could summon back a being from the dead even when the 3-day feasibility period was past! There is a great deal   you and I need to know about this Earth, my Brother.

NEXT WEEK: EDEN EVOLVES

Continue Reading

Columns

Technology saves Lions from angry Okavango villagers

22nd November 2022

Villagers in the eastern Okavango region are now using an alert system which warns them when collared lions approach livestock areas. The new technology is now regarded as a panacea to the human/wildlife conflict in the area as it has reduced mass poisoning and killing of lions by farmers.

The technology is being implemented by an NGO, Community Living Among Wildlife Sustainably (CLAWS) within the five villages of Seronga, Gunutsoga, Eretsha, Beetsha and Gudigwa in the eastern part of the Okavango delta.

A Carnivore Ecologist from CLAWS, Dr Andrew Stein explained that around 2013, villagers in the eastern Okavango were having significant problems with losses of their cattle to predators specifically lions, so the villagers resorted to using poison and shooting the lions in order to reduce their numbers.

He highlighted that as a form of progressive intervention, they designed a programme to reduce the conflicts and promote coexistence. Another component of the programme is communal herding, introduced in 2018 to reduce the conflict by increasing efficiency whereby certified herders monitor livestock health and protect them from predators, allowing community members to engage in other livelihood activities knowing that their livestock are safe.

They are now two herds with 600 and 230 cattle respectively with plan to expand the programme to other neighbouring villages. Currently the programme is being piloted in Eretsha, one of the areas with most conflict incidences per year.

Dr Stein explained that they have developed the first of its kind alert system whereby when the lions get within three or five kilometers of a cattllepost or a homestead upon the five villages, then it will release an alert system going directly to the cellphones of individuals living within the affected area or community.

‘So, if a colored lion gets to about five kilometers of Eretsha village or any villagers in the Eretsha that has signed up for, the system will receive an SMS of the name of the lion and its distance to or from the village”, he stated. He added that this enables villagers to take preventative action to reduce conflicts before its starts.

Dr Stein noted that some respond by gathering their cattle and put them in a kraal or put them in an enclosure making sure that the enclosure is secure while some people will gather firewood and light small fires around edges of the kraal to prevent lions from coming closer and some when they receive the SMS they send their livestock to the neighbours alerting them about the presence of lions.

He noted that 125 people have signed to receive the alert system within Seronga, Eretsha, Beetsha, Gunutsoga and Gudigwa. He added that each homestead is about five people and this means more than 600 people immediately receive the messages about lions when they approach their villages. He also noted that last year they dispersed over 12 000 alerts, adding that this year is a bit higher as about 20 000 alerts have been sent so far across these villages.

Stein further noted that they have been significant changes in the behavior of the villagers as they are now tolerant to lions. “85 percent were happy with the SMS and people are becoming more tolerant with living with lions because they have more information to reduce the conflicts,” he stressed.

Stein noted that since the start of the programme in 2014 they have seen lion populations rebounds almost completely to a level before and they have not recorded cases of lion poisoning in the last three years which is commendable effort.

Monnaleso Sanga from Eretsha village applauded the programme by CLAWS noting that farmers in the area are benefiting through the alert system and take preventative measures to reduce human/lion conflict which has been persistent in the area. He added that numbers of cattle killed by lions have reduced immensely. He also admitted that they are now tolerant to lions and they no longer kill nor poison them.

Continue Reading

Columns

THE IDEAL QUALITY OF A MUSLIM

8th September 2022

A Muslim is supposed to be and should be a living example of the teachings of the Quran and the ‘Sunnah’ (the teachings and living examples of Prophet Muhammed (SAW – Peace be upon Him). We should follow these in all affairs, relations, and situations – starting with our relationship with our Lord, our own self, our family and the people around us. One of the distinguishing features of the (ideal) Muslim is his faith in Allah, and his conviction that whatever happens in the universe and whatever befalls him, only happens through the will and the decree of the Almighty Allah.

A Muslim should know and feel that he is in constant need of the help and support of Allah, no matter how much he may think he can do for himself. He has no choice in his life but to submit to the will of his Creator, worship Him, strive towards the Right Path and do good deeds. This will guide him to be righteous and upright in all his deeds, both in public and in private.

His attitude towards his body, mind and soul

The Muslim pays attention to his body’s physical, intellectual and spiritual needs. He takes good care of his body, promoting its good health and strength. He shouldn’t eat in excess; but he should eat enough to maintain his health and energy. Allah, The Exalted, Says “…Eat and drink; but waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters.” [Quran 7: 31]

The Muslim should keep away from alcohol and drugs. He should also try to exercise regularly to maintain his physical fitness. The Muslim also keeps his body and clothes clean, he bathes frequently. The Prophet placed a great emphasis on cleanliness and bathing. A Muslim is also concerned with his clothing and appearance but in accordance with the Islamic ideal of moderation, avoiding the extremes.

As for his intellectual care, the Muslim should take care of his mind by pursuing beneficial knowledge. It is his responsibility to seek knowledge whether it is religious or secular, so he may understand the nature and the essence of things. Allah Says: “…and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” [Quran 20: 114

The Muslim should not forget that man is not only composed of a body and a mind, but that he also possesses a soul and a spirit. Therefore, the Muslim pays as much attention to his spiritual development as to his physical and intellectual development, in a balanced manner which ideally does not concentrate on one aspect to the detriment of others.

His attitude towards people

The Muslim must treat his parents with kindness and respect, compassion, politeness and deep gratitude. He recognizes their status and knows his duties towards them. Allah Says “And serve Allah. Ascribe nothing as partner unto Him. (Show) kindness unto parents…” [Quran 4: 36]

With his wife, the Muslim should exemplify good and kind treatment, intelligent handling, deep understanding of the nature and psychology of women, and proper fulfilment of his responsibilities and duties.

With his children, the Muslim is a parent who should understand his responsibility towards their good upbringing, showing them love and compassion, influence their Islamic development and giving them proper education, so that they become active and constructive elements in society, and a source of goodness for their parents, community, and society as a whole.

With his relatives, the Muslim maintains the ties of kinship and knows his duties towards them. He understands the high status given to relatives in Islam, which makes him keep in touch with them, no matter what the circumstances.

 

With his neighbours, the Muslim illustrates good treatment, kindness and consideration of others’ feelings and sensitivities. He turns a blind eye to his neighbour’s faults while taking care not to commit any such errors himself. The Muslim relationship with his wider circle of friends is based on love for the sake of Allah. He is loyal and does not betray them; he is sincere and does not cheat them; he is gentle, tolerant and forgiving; he is generous and he supplicates for them.

In his social relationships with all people, the Muslim should be well-mannered, modest and not arrogant. He should not envy others, fulfils his promises and is cheerful. He is patient and avoids slandering and uttering obscenities. He should not unjustly accuse others nor should he interfere in that which does not concern him. He refrains from gossiping, spreading slander and stirring up trouble – avoids false speech and suspicion. When he is entrusted with a secret, he keeps it. He respects his elders. He mixes with the best of people. He strives to reconcile between the Muslims. He visits the sick and attends funerals. He returns favours and is grateful for them. He calls others to Islam with wisdom, example and beautiful preaching. He should guide people to do good and always make things easy and not difficult.

The Muslim should be fair in his judgments, not a hypocrite, a sycophant or a show-off. He should not boast about his deeds and achievements. He should be straightforward and never devious or twisted, no matter the circumstances. He should be generous and not remind others of his gifts or favours. Wherever possible he relieves the burden of the debtor. He should be proud and not think of begging.

These are the standards by which the (ideal) Muslim is expected to structure his life on. Now how do I measure up and fit into all this? Can I honestly say that I really try to live by these ideals and principles; if not can I really call myself a true Muslim?

For the ease of writing this article I have made use of for want of a better word, the generic term ‘he’, ‘his’, ‘him’ and the ‘male’ gender, but it goes without saying that these standards apply equally to every female and male Muslim.

Continue Reading

Columns

OUR BELOVED CHILDREN

29th August 2022

“Homicide and suicide kill almost 7000 children every year; one in four of all children are born to unmarried mothers, many of whom are children themselves…..children’s potential lost to spirit crushing poverty….children’s hearts lost in divorce and custody battles….children’s lives lost to abuse and violence, our society lost to itself, as we fail our children.” “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” (Quotation taken from a book written by Hillary Clinton).

These words may well apply to us here in Botswana; We are also experiencing a series of challenges in many spheres of development and endeavour but none as challenging as the long term effects of what is going to happen to our youth of today. One of the greatest challenges facing us as parents today is how to guide our youth to become the responsible adults that we wish them to be, tomorrow.

In Islam Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has enjoined upon the parents to take care of the moral and religious instruction of their children from the very beginning, otherwise they will be called to account for negligence on the Day of Judgement. Parents must inculcate God-consciousness in their children from an early age, whereby the children will gain an understanding of duty to The Creator.

 

The Holy Qur’an says: ‘O you who believe! Save yourself and your families from the Fire of Hell’. (Ch. 66: V6). This verse places the responsibility on the shoulders of the parents to ensure that training and guidance begin at home. The goal is to mould the child into a solid Islamic personality, with good morals, strong Islamic principles, knowledge and behavior so as to be equipped to face the demands of life in a responsible and mature manner. This should begin with the proper environment at home that inculcates the best moral and behavioral standards.

But what do we have instead? Believers of all Religious persuasions will agree that we have children growing up without parental guidance, a stable home environment, without role models, being brought up in surroundings that are not conducive to proper upbringing and moulding of well-adjusted children. These children are being brought up devoid of any parental guidance and increasingly the desperate situation of orphaned children having to raise their siblings (children raising children) because their parents have succumbed to the scourge of AIDS.

It is becoming common that more and more girls still in their schooling years are now falling pregnant, most of them unwanted, with the attendant responsibilities and difficulties.

Observe the many young ladies who are with children barely in their teens having illegitimate children. In the recent past there was a campaign focused on the ‘girl-child’; this campaign targeted this group of young females who had fallen pregnant and were now mothers. The situation is that the mother still being just a ‘child’ and not even having tasted adulthood, now has the onerous responsibility of raising her own child most of the time on her own because either the father has simply disappeared, refuses to takes responsibility, or in some cases not even known.

We cannot place the entire blame on these young mothers; as parents and society as a whole stand accused because we have shirked our responsibilities and worse still we ourselves are poor role models. The virtual breakdown of the extended family system and of the family unit in many homes means that there are no longer those safe havens of peace and tranquility that we once knew. How then do we expect to raise well-adjusted children in this poisoned atmosphere?

Alcohol has become socially acceptable and is consumed by many of our youth and alarmingly they are now turning to drugs. Alcohol is becoming so acceptable that it is easily accessible even at home where some parents share drinks with their children or buying it for them. This is not confined only to low income families it is becoming prevalent amongst our youth across the board.

 

It is frightening to witness how our youth are being influenced by blatantly suggestive pop culture messages over television, music videos and other social media. Children who are not properly grounded in being able to make rational and informed decisions between what is right and what is wrong are easily swayed by this very powerful medium.

 

So what do we do as parents? We first have to lead by example; it is no longer the parental privilege to tell the child ‘do as I say not as I do’- that no longer works. The ball is in the court of every religious leader (not some of the charlatans who masquerade as religious leaders), true adherents and responsible parents. We cannot ignore the situation we have to take an active lead in guiding and moulding our youth for a better tomorrow.

In Islam Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “No father gives a better gift to his children than good manners and good character.”  Children should be treated not as a burden, but a blessing and trust of Allah, and brought up with care and affection and taught proper responsibilities etiquettes and behaviour.

Even the Bible says; ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein’. (Mark 10:14-15)

The message is clear and needs to be taken by all of us: Parents let us rise to the occasion – we owe it to our children and their future.

Continue Reading