Was he Reptilian, Feline, Wolfen, Serpentine, Human or all of the above?
As natives of planet Earth, we are known as humans. How did we come to be known as such?
There are two likely explanations. First, we were created, or rather fashioned, by Enki, the Anunnaki’s most surpassing intellect and arguably the most humane of them all. Enki’s other name was Ea. So we are Ea’s people. Ea can also be rendered as “Eu” or “Hu”. As such, we are Hu’s people or simply Hu-man.
The other cue we get from the multicultural Semsiye elders, who have studied the prehistoric language of the shamaness women known as the Udughan. The Udughan language was very much similar to today’s Mongolian. According to the Udughan, mankind was said to have very little spirit in him by the star people (aliens, the Anunnaki) since he was fashioned from a creature that was part animal.
The Anunnaki fancied themselves as Ori, or true spirit. Mankind on the other hand they disdained as Ere, a mediocre version of Ori. Mankind was therefore Ere-man. Since Ere would in some languages be pronounced Ea, and mankind was manu in some ancient languages such as Sanskrit, we became known as Ea-man or Hu-man in modern rendering.
We’re also called Earthlings in that we are indigenous to planet Earth. But how did our planet come to be called Earth? Again there are several explanations which spring from practically the same premise, some of which we have already touched upon. According to the Semsiye elders, one of the names by which our planet was known in antiquity was Uurdu, meaning the Dawn World (from Uur, dawn, and Du, place or world, in Udughan). Uurdu gave rise to Sumerian Eridu, meaning far-flung home.
In ancient languages, word syllables could be reversed without affecting the meaning in the slightest. As such, Eridu could also be rendered as Du-eri. It is Du-eri which is the source of the Latin Terra, meaning ground, Earth, or land. Uurdu and Eridu would over time morph into Ordu in Persian; Aratha in Aramaic; Erde in German; Erda in High German; Jordh in Icelandic; Jord in Danish; Airtha in Gothic; Erthe in Middle English; and finally Earth in today’s English.
The Semsiye elders offer an alternative explanation. They say the Anunnaki referred to mankind, their creation, as Ere, as explained above. But mankind was not simply Ere; he was Ere-ed, meaning primitive creatures who are property, or slaves in other words (from Ere, primitive creature/human; and ed, property/possession, in Udughan). And since mankind was spiritually inferior to the Anunnaki, he was known as Eri-ide, meaning “he of little spirit”. Eri-ide and Earth sound more or less phonetically similar.
Earth, it turns out, means place of people of second-rate spirit! (With all the perpetually ongoing wars, grinding poverty, induced disease, occultic spell-casting, exploitation of man by man, economic enslavement, glaring inequalities, rampant selfishness, atmospheric pollution without the merest care of the backlash on our own health, systemic corruption and graft, and unbridled cruelty to animals and other forms of nature, I wouldn’t argue with such a take.) The Semsiye elders go on to say man was also referred to as Eres. That meant he was confined only to this planet, or Earth-bound, in contrast to the Anunnaki who were spacefaring beings. Eres may account for why Earth is Ereds in Aramaic; Ertz in Kurdish, and Eretz in Hebrew.
ADAM MADE FROM BLOOD OF BLACK ANUNNAKI
The first viable humans were Adam and Eve. There are a host of interpretations to Adam’s name, a theme we have already dwelt upon, but the Semsiye elders interpret it two ways. First, Adam was actually Da-Ami, they say, which means “First of Life” (from Da, first, and Ami, life in Udughan). That strikes a chord given that Adam was the first functionally sound human being.
Second, Adam was A-tamu, meaning, “Of the Underworld”. Again as we pointed out in earlier pieces, Africa was in antiquity referred to as the underworld because of its southerly location and by virtue of its being crisscrossed with underground gold mines. Adam was created in southeast Africa at Enki’s biological R&D facility called Bit Shiimti, which paraphrased means “Life Factory”.
Was Adam black, white, yellow, brown, or red? Ancient records say he was dark-red, like blood. One meaning of Adam, or rather Adama, is “one who is like blood”. Adama is indeed one of the Hebrew words for Earth. Adam not only was the first Earthling; his skin colour resembled the soil of Africa, which is generally called red soil. Dark-red is actually black, the reason the ancients used black and red interchangeably. As scientifically attested, the first human Earthling was black and was African. Africa is the cradle of mankind.
But the question is, did Adam have to be black if genetics was allowed to have its way? This is a very pertinent question folks. It is worth posing because of two glaring contrarieties. First, we learn from the Sumerian records that Adam was a lulu – one of mixed race. He was part Anunnaki, part Ape-Man as we have long related. Now, the ruling pantheon of the Anunnaki, the Elohim, and to whom Enki belonged, were chalky white. What about Ape-Man? It has been taken for granted that since Ape-Man, Homo Erectus, sprang from an ape species with typical black fur, he must have been dark-skinned. That is totally, wholly, utterly, completely, and absolutely mistaken.
Ape-Man, folks, was not dark-skinned but actually white-skinned, like the Caucasians of our day. How do we know this? According to evolutional geneticists, we humans share the same ancestor as chimpanzees. The chimpanzee is our first cousin in the broader family of primates. Many people are not aware that the colour of the chimpanzee beneath the coating of black fur is white. If a chimpanzee were to be shaved clean and paraded around alive, it would look the colour of a Caucasian.
If the chimpanzee is white, it logically follows that Ape Man was white too. Inevitably therefore, Adam, the product of the white-skinned Elohim and white-skinned Ape Man, must have been white: it’s simple genetics. But that’s not what the Sumerian records tell us. They are categorical that Adam was black. Where did Adam’s blackness come from then?
If you carefully read the Sumerian accounts, they do not say Adam was created from the blood of the Elohim, the ruling Anunnaki who were white-skinned: they say, simply, that Adam was made from the blood partly of “an Anunnaki male”. We did underscore in one of the articles that not every Anunnaki was white-skinned; some were dark-skinned, the most notable example of whom were the Olmecs, who civilised Mesoamerica and much of Asia under the aegis of Ningishzidda, Enki’s genius son.
What emerges, folks, is that Adam was made from the blood of a black Anunnaki! It is this factor that “coloured” him, that made his skin tone dark and not Ape-Man, who was white skinned. This matter of fact triggers another curious question. Why did Enki opt for the blood of a black male Anunnaki to input into the creation of Adam?
BEST-FIT SKIN TONE FOR TROPICAL WEATHER
Blackness is the essence of mankind. All Earthlings of any hue must have an underlying blackness in them; otherwise they are bound to have Hell on Earth. They will be prone to all sorts of ailments, most notably skin cancers but including several physiological glitches. Blackness arises from the concentration of a pigment chemical known as melanin. Although it’s fundamentally black, it also occurs in brown.
Melanin has been described as “the chemical that makes life itself” and as “the biochemical substance that drives physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life” because it is not only about colouration: it performs a host of metabolically conducive functions in the body. When I did chemistry in high school, our Indian teacher, Mrs Nair, gave us a very fancy definition of chemistry which had to be committed to heart rather than understood. Yet chemistry has a very simple fundamental definition. It is simply the study of blackness.
The “chem” in chemistry is derived from the ancient Egyptian word Khem. Khem was what the original black Egyptians called themselves (The popular notion that it referred simply to the “rich black soils” of the Nile banks is a red herring). Chemistry is the study of Khem, the black melanin particles we call protons, neutrons, electrons and isolatons.
The building blocks of an atom folks are black in colour. A little known fact is that since 1946, scientists have held a yearly international conference designed to thoroughly evaluate the chemical melanin. What is curious is that no black scientist has ever been invited to a single one of these conferences.
Blacks carry a higher concentration of melanin because we’re the stem from which all of today’s four major races and 36 subdivisions sprang from. From a scale of 1 to 6, the following is how melanin is distributed among the major races of the world: Negroids, 6 (highest melanin content); Indians, Thais, Malaysians, Hispanics, and Aborigines, 5; Native Americans and Japanese, 4; Filipinos, Vietnamese, 3; Chinese, Koreans, 2; and Caucasians, 1.
Albinos of any race have zero melanin in them. As such, they are prone to premature aging, poor eye-sight and skin cancers, also known as melanomas. A study on albinism in Africa found that almost all albinos developed cancer in their 20s. In general, light-skinned people, particularly Caucasians, are more susceptible to melanomas than dark-skinned people. They are therefore best-suited to cooler climates since the harsh ultraviolet rays of tropical sunlight disposes them to developing melanoma. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, black skin has a sun-protection factor of 13.4, whereas white skin has a mere 3.4.
In sum, black skin allows protection from ultraviolet rays and is therefore well-adapted to tropical climes. That is the reason Enki decided to create Adam from the blood of a black Anunnaki. Adam was the prototype of a worker race, the Lulu Amelu or the Ameluti, who were meant for backbreaking toil in the underground gold mines of Africa. As such, he had to be able to bear up to the relative glare of the Sun and be able to genetically fend off the dermatological (skin-related) hazards of the stifling tropical weather.
ONLY ENKI WAS PURE REPTILIAN
The prolific, highly illumining writer and public lecturer David Icke has one blanket term for the Anunnaki – Reptilians. Enki, Enlil, Ninmah, Marduk, etc: they are all Reptilians as far as he’s concerned. But he’s wrong. Although the Anunnaki, the Old Testament gods, emanated from the same planet, Nibiru, they were not of an identical genealogical lineage like we Earthlings, all of whom trace our origin to Adam and Eve, are. They were of two principal strains.
This, as we pointed out earlier in the series, was because Nibiru was actually a colony of beings who originally came from the Sirius and Orion star systems. Eons ago, Sirius was a male-dominated society inhabited by beings who evolved from a creature that was part-reptile, part-lion, and part-wolf, with the wolfen trait the most pronounced. On the other hand, Orion was a female-dominated society that was inhabited by beings who evolved from a serpentine creature.
At some stage, the two thrones merged into one powerful Sirian-Orion empire. In some ancient languages, the term Nibiru actually means “two races”. This clearly has to do with the merger of Sirius and Orion. The planet Nibiru was possibly the experimental melting pot for the two star races in our Solar System.
Now, of the three senior Anunnaki of Old Testament times, those who were originally Sirians were Ninmah and Enlil. Enlil and Ninmah were half-siblings, biological children of Anu, the erstwhile King of Sirius. Enki on the other hand was a son of Queen Ma, the erstwhile empress of Orion. Since Enki married a Sirian after the union and also had daughters with Ninmah, his children were part Sirian, part–Arian. Only Enki was pure Arian and only Enki was pure Reptilian. On balance though, every Anunnaki had a residual Reptilian component in him or her, with the Enkites more so than the Enlilites. There was a reptile, a wolf, and a lion in practically every Anunnaki in the post-union dispensation.
Beings, however, defined themselves by the most expressive trait. As such, the Enlilites identified themselves primarily as felines, particularly lions, despite being predominantly wolfen. That’s why the lion was the biblical symbol of the tribe of Judah, the forerunner to the Jewish race, who were Enlil’s “chosen people”.
Whilst the Enlilites, who held sway over Anunnaki affairs, valued the Enkites for their wisdom, intelligence, and razor-sharp intellect, they scorned them as “snakes in the grass” as a dig both at their evolutionary ancestry and their reluctance to toe the Enlilite line particularly in relation to keep mankind in a perpetually benighted state. Yet the Enkites were proud to call themselves serpents and to flaunt the cobra or python as their ubiquitous emblem as a genotype. That brings us back to Adam. Was he Reptilian, Feline, Wolfen, Primate, Serpentine or all of the above?
ADAM WAS 15 PERCENT REPTILIAN
Although as humans we arose from the ape species, we are only predominantly primate and not pure primate. What gives us away in this regard is our brain. Most people are not aware that we have three brains in one. First, there’s what is known as the R-Complex, with R standing for Reptilian. The R-Complex is the oldest part of the brain. It is an extension of the spinal cord and lies at the very centre of the brain. The R-Complex is typically found in snakes and all types of lizards.
Second, there is the limbic system, which wraps around the R-Complex. This is typically found in dogs and the cat family, a category that includes lions. Since the Anunnaki were essentially of Sirian descent, this must be the component of the brain that came from the Anunnaki (it is evolutionally younger than the R-Complex but order than the neo-cortex). Finally, there is the massive grey matter known as the neo-cortex. This is the main brain and amounts to about 85 percent of the human brain mass. It is the newest of the three, thus lending credence to assertions in cosmic history that wolves and cats predated apes. The neo-cortex encompasses the limbic system.
Where did humans get the R-Complex from? Was it written into our DNA by Enki, who perhaps desired that it predominates? Not at all. The R-Complex has a host of perverting influences on the human psyche and personality and therefore a benevolent Enki wouldn’t have wanted to integrate it into our brain.
The R-Complex derives from a prehistoric creature that provided the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and mammals. As such, it is not specific to reptiles: it is also found in all mammals. It follows, therefore, that it did not come from Anunnaki DNA: it came from Ape-Man.
If Enki did any brain-related tweaking to Ape-Man’s DNA, this was to enlarge the neo-cortex. Indeed, our neo-cortex is 3.2 times larger than that of monkeys and chimpanzees.
Although humans are predominantly primate, they are 15 percent Reptilian owing to the presence of the R-Complex. Thus in Adam was the human component; the reptilian component; the feline component; and the wolfen component. He was a classical hybrid – a lulu. If the human component is primary in mankind, the Reptilian component is a distant second or third.
What obvious traits in humans reveal the reptile in us other than the presence of the R-Complex? Physically, our skin wrinkles: this is a Reptilian holdover. The “sh” sound to amongst other things call somebody to quietness is clearly a serpentine/reptilian sound. In terms of day-to-day conduct, at least five human behaviours are said to originate in the Reptilian brain. They are obsessive-compulsive behaviour; personal day-to-day rituals and superstitious acts; slavish conformance to old ways of doing things; ceremonial re-enactments; obeisance to precedent, as in legal, religious, cultural, and other matters; responding to partial representations (colouration, "strangeness," etc.), whether alive or inanimate; and all manner of deception.
That is not to say – and I must underline this – that Reptilians are inherently foul and evil. It is the oddball Reptilians, the rogue kind, who are impervious to positive reform and who are incapable of evolving spiritually who are. It is such types who ply the length and breadth of the universe to conquer, subjugate, enslave, and cannibalise and therefore are mistaken as the archetype for all Reptilian beings. Otherwise, some species of Reptilians are even much more kindly and soulful than humans.
The most immediate example are the Ebens of the Zeta Reticuli system (see Zeta Series), who evolved from a serpentine creature. And of course there is the inimitable Enki, another “serpent” who was the Anunnaki’s most devout champion of human welfare, progress, and enlightenment.
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.
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.
“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.