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Ninurta Bombs Tower of Babel

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER  
 

… as Enlilites programme multiple languages into Marduk’s people and scatter them all over the Earth

With Marduk having cocked a snoop at him, Enlil called a meeting with his brood to decide how once again they were going to tame the “Great Serpent”, as Marduk was deprecatingly dubbed. Says the Sumerian records: “Marduk an unpermitted Gateway to Heaven is building, to Earthlings it he is entrusting! So did Enlil to his sons and grandchildren say. If this we allow to happen, no other matter of Mankind shall be unreached!  This is just the beginning of their undertakings:  from now on, anything that they shall scheme to do shall no longer be impossible for  them."


Enlil’s statement is pregnant with insight as to how all-powerful mankind would be with their own spaceport courtesy of their leader Marduk. We were going to be on par with the Anunnaki in terms of our technological potential. Nothing would be beyond our ken anymore. We would travel to space, explore other planets, reach every  corner  of Earth, discover new mineral deposits, mine them, harness them, beneficiate them by manufacturing arms, partake of Ormus at will, ad infinitum. Marduk was right.
 

The spaceport was his first major step toward the empowerment wholly and totally of mankind.  Marduk did not intend to keep us in eternal ignorance like Enlil did: he wanted to elevate us to the same level as the Anunnaki in one quantum  leap. Remember, his aim was to be the King of this planet  and as such, he wanted to reign over fully enlightened and capable people who would make Earth a planet to reckon with not only in the Solar System but across the whole cosmos. He was born on the throne planet of Orion, had grown up on the throne planet of Sirius, had spent time on planet Nibiru, and had lived on planet Mars. So he had a good idea of the kind of planet Earth was going to be when he was the new Enlil.

On the other hand, Enlil was not interested in the welfare of this planet. All the Anunnaki had been instructed to vacate the planet by King Anu once mankind was sufficiently civilised. Only Marduk was strictly barred from ever returning to Nibiru or the Sirius star system for having “defiled  himself” when he married Sarpanit, a  full Earthling.  Ninurta had the option to return to Nibiru but like Marduk, he too wanted to rise to the supremacy of Earth but he was not popular to Earthlings in general in view of his having gassed Africans in the Second Pyramid War. Thus in the battle for the hearts of the human race, he had already lost. Inevitably, he was sorely jealous of Marduk’s popularity with Earthlings. Marduk had to be stopped in his tracks at all costs.     

THE LAUNCH TOWER IS STRUCK


Exactly how was Marduk going to be stopped? The Enlilites settled for three  courses of action. First, the tower must be destroyed. Second, a divide and rule scheme must be implemented. Hitherto, all the Earthlings had one universal language which made co-operation a very easy proposition. From now on, they should be introduced to new and radically different languages which should set them apart from each other and therefore weaken their bonds. Thirdly, all of Marduk’s people must be driven out of Babylon and scattered all over the world so that they lose a sense of oneness.

The first phase of the resolution was entrusted to Ninurta and was conducted under cover of darkness, which did not make any difference as the construction team was working round the clock to complete the project and lived in a huge camp around the construction site. At any given time, about two-thirds of the workforce were on site. General  Ninurta settled at the controls of a fighter craft, one of an armada that was equipped with bunker-bursting bombs, and led the way from Nippur to Babylon at breakneck sped. About half an hour later, the Earth was heard to shake across Sumer as the bombs were unleashed on Marduk’s only partially complete space-launch tower.

“It was night time when from Nibruki (Nippur) the Enlilite Anunnaki came,” say the Sumerian records. “From their skyships, havoc upon the rising tower, fire and brimstones, they rained.” The results were spectacularly gory. According to the apocryphal Book of Jasher, one-third of the Babylonians were so blown to bits they could not be traced and another one-third were unearthed from the rabble but with fatal burns that made them unidentifiable. Only the one-third that were not on the site survived. “To the tower and the whole encampment a complete end they made,” say the Sumerian texts. Marduk was devastated. “The incident of the Tower of Babel brought to an unexpected end the longest era of Peace on Earth that Man can recall,” writes Zechariah Sitchin.

Next, the survivors were rounded up, herded into cargo “sky birds” and ocean liners, and taken to new places near and far as armed Enlilites kept watch over them.  Writes Andrea Paris in Planet of Gold: “The forefathers of the Alaskan Eskimos, the Japanese, and even the Egyptians have been transported to where they are now according to their mythology. In fact, the Eskimo mythology tells us their forefathers had been transported there inside ‘big metal birds’.” Once they landed in these totally foreign locations, Marduk’s people  were artificially and mentally programmed with new languages that erased the language they originally spoke. Few people are aware that a language can be programmed into one’s psyche.

High-level ex-Satanists from the Western world who have become Christians have testified that they were able to speak foreign languages which had been programmed into them.  I know you are wondering how this is possible but to those in the know it’s pretty simple. Everything, including language, is energy and energy is differentiated by what are known as frequencies. So, if you know the frequency of a language and you know how to manipulate that frequency, you can erase it from the DNA and introduce a new language frequency or frequencies in the same DNA.

The authors of Genesis present the “confusion of languages” as though it was done magically when it was not. But we need not bash them too hard for this: they didn’t understand phenomena in the way we do today and thus anything that was atypical was a miracle to them. The term “Babel” has come to denote “confusion”. This stems from the word play the Genesis writers employed in relating “Bab-ili” (Babylon) with the Hebrew word “Bll”, which means to confuse or mix up.  By the same token,  the term “shem” has spawned such sorry terms  as “sham” or “shame”. It all harps back to the shame and sham the project to construct a platform from which to launch shems became.

MARDUK CLASHES WITH ZIDDA

Initially, Marduk dug in his heels: he vowed that despite losing great numbers of people and seeing his project reduced to rabble, he still was going to remain in Babylon. His immediate younger brother Nergal, however, told him there was no need for him to create unnecessary friction with the Enlilites, who had given him an ultimatum to leave Sumer. The Age of the Ram, when he was scheduled to rule Earth, was around the corner. He should therefore simply bide his time and keep a low profile till his eligibility day arrived. “Let us peacefully wait for the true signs of heaven,” Nergal pleaded with his brother.

Marduk was persuaded but he was in no hurry to move: he waited for another 10 years (10 was his ranking in the Anunnaki pantheon) before he and his followers retraced their way to the “Land of the Two Narrows”, an epithet for Egypt. This was in the year 3450 BC. Marduk’s choice of Egypt was only secondarily because it was the headquarters of the Enkites. His underlying motive was to reinstate himself to the rulership of Egypt to take advantage of the new dispensation that was looming: King Anu had stipulated that in 3100 BC, the “Second Region” (as the Enkite lands were known) was to be civilised too just as Sumer had been in 3800 BC. Again the 700-year interval had to do with the number 7, which was Enlil’s celestial number (Earth, over which Enlil ruled, was the 7th planet counting from Pluto).  

But when Marduk arrived to reclaim the throne of Egypt, he was opposed by his younger brother Ningishzidda, who was vying for the throne too.  Zidda, known as Tehuti in Egypt (Thoth in English) and the most popular Anunnaki after his father Enki, first ruled the country from 8670 to 7100 BC as the compromise choice according to the terms of the Enkite-Enlilite accord following the end of the Second Pyramid War.   After ruling for 1570 years, he handed over to demigods – those who were part Earthling part Anunnaki – who reigned for a total of 3650 years, that is, from 7100 to 3450 BC. The demigods were interrupted by the returning Marduk, who issued an abrupt decree that their era was over as the boss was back.  But the Egyptians were divided: most wanted Zidda to take over instead of Marduk. Whilst they liked Marduk too, they feared he was too bellicose and was therefore liable to precipitate another devastating war with the Enlilites.  Besides, Marduk had never been seen in Egypt for over 300 years, having left in 3760 BC.

Enki as the family head loved his sons equally and so when each asked him for his blessings, his response was that they should sit down and iron out the matter between themselves.  This they did but they just could not come to terms. Marduk gave Zidda to understand that he was Enki’s firstborn and was therefore entitled to rule Egypt, and that even during the years when Zidda ruled Egypt, he was just holding fort for him. Marduk also pointed out the wrongs Zidda had committed whilst Marduk was away. For example, Zidda had Horus, who also had ambitions to rule Egypt again, restricted to “a desert place …  a place that has no water, a boundless place where sexual pleasures are not enjoyed”. Zidda just had to give way: it was either Marduk’s way or the highway. “Pay heed,” Marduk said to his younger brother. “I am here in my proper place! You have been my place-taker. From now on, only a deputy of mine you can be. But if to rebellion you are inclined, to another land go away you must!”

Zidda replied that he didn’t want to rule Egypt because he was personally ambitious: it was all in keeping with the terms of the peace at the conclusion of the Second Pyramid War in 8670 BC, which stipulated that Marduk should never ever rule Egypt. “I wouldn’t want to see the Enlilites attack us again because we’re in breach of the peace accord,” he tried to reason with his brother. Marduk said to hell with the Enlilites. He was going to rule Egypt whether they liked it or not.   

ZIDDA IN SELF-EXILE
    
For the next 350 years (337 years to be exact: 350 is just a approximation), a period scholars have described as a “chaotic time during which Egypt was disunited and in disarray”, there was a stalemate between Marduk and Zidda as to who should be sole ruler of Egypt. None of the two really called the shots. Some people recognised Marduk as the ruler and others deferred to Zidda. Finally, Enki decided to intervene. In 3113 BC, he approached Zidda and besought him to give up his contention for rulership for the sake of peace.  In fact, Enki suggested it was best that Zidda departs Egypt altogether and found his own domain as far afield as Mesoamerica, where he would have no competition whatsoever as the Anunnaki did not particularly  favour that part of the world owing to its comparatively hotter  climate then.  

The one good thing about Zidda was that he was unfailingly obedient to his father, the only one among Enki’s six sons who was so submissive. He acceded to his father’s pleas all right but he did not head to “The Land Beyond the Oceans” straightway: instead he made a beeline for Babylon, where Marduk had been expelled from in 3450 BC. From that time henceforth, Zidda adopted the number 52 as his talismanic number. Why 52?     
Well, he had ruled Egypt for 1570 years. Then he had been the ceremonial monarch (when the demigods ruled at his behest) for 3650 years.    His effective uncontested rulership of Egypt therefore added up to 5220 years. If you round this figure off to only two digits, it amounts to 52.

The other explanation for the enigmatic number of 52 can be gleaned from Zechariah Sitchin. It has to do with the geometrical miracle Zidda wrought in the Great Pyramid. “The Great Pyramid has four triangular sides that rise at the tricky angle of 52 degrees,” writes Sitchin in his The War of the Gods. “The rather steep angle of 52 degrees has been attained in Egypt only in the Giza pyramids, which were built neither by Cheops or any other Pharaoh but by the gods of the ancient Near East, as beacons for landing at their spaceport in the Sinai peninsula. All the other Egyptian pyramids—lesser, smaller, decayed, or collapsed—were indeed built by Pharaohs, millennia later, in emulation of the gods’‘stairways to heaven’. But none succeeded in attaining the perfect angle of 52 degrees and whenever this was attempted, the attempt ended in collapse.”

Still another explanation is that the number 52 represented the 52 weeks of a year. Marduk was ecstatic at Zidda’s departure. No sooner had Zidda left than he set out to erase his memory in the hearts of Egyptians forever. First, he had Zidda’s face on the Great Sphinx replaced with his (Marduk) most beloved son/grandson Osiris. Second, he withdrew Zidda’s lunar-based calendar and introduced the solar-based calendar to accord with his boast as the Sun God. Finally, he introduced Base 10 mathematics and did away with sexagesmal or Base 60 mathematics. Again this was to accord with his ranking of 10 in the Anunnaki pantheon.    

But it wasn’t Zidda only who Marduk wanted to blot out from the memories of his people. In Thebes, there was a sculpture of the Bull, an icon of Enlil and which some of the Egyptians reverenced. Marduk destroyed it and had a new sculpture of  the Bull erected but which showed it  “pierced and deflated” to betoken the fate of Enlil when Marduk replaced him at the dawn of the Age of the Ram. Marduk in fact proceeded to erect huge sculptures of the ram throughout Egypt as a harbinger of his imminent supremacy over the whole planet.   


And in order to prepare Egypt for its own civilisation that was to take effect in 3100 BC, Marduk asked Enki to provide him with the MEs, the computer chips that encrypted more than 100 aspects of civilisation. Enlil hearkened to his son’s plea.  The MEs embodied all manner of knowledge except that pertaining to raising the dead. The only Anunnaki who had knowledge of restoring the dead to life were Enki and Zidda. Marduk was distraught that his father had denied him this knowledge.

THE FIRST ROTHSCHILDS AND ROCKEFELLERS

Like Zidda before him, Marduk did not intend to rule Egyptians directly but through a supine demigod. He himself would simply be   the superintending “god”. The title he chose for the demigod was Peraa, or Pharaoh in modern spelling.  Paraphrased, it meant “He of the Great House”. The “Great House”  was a metaphor for the Egyptian royal institution which was headed by Marduk. The first Pharaoh was Mena, or Menes as he’s best known. Likely a bastard son of Marduk himself (the Sumerian records say he was an offspring of a Neteru, as the Anunnaki were called in Egypt, and an  Earthling), he was the  founder of the First Dynasty and he’s credited for having united upper and lower Egypt. Menes built his capital along a line where Upper and Lower Egypt met and called it Mena Nefer, meaning “Mena’s Beauty”. His aim was to make Mena Nefer rival the Sumerian city-state of Kish in terms  of glory and splendour.

But you and I know that a King is only a figurehead. Marduk entrusted his priests and offspring to administer Egypt, the people who wielded real power.   Now, let us first recognise that Marduk’s full title as the god of Egypt was Rra Ka, meaning “The Universal Sun God” or “The Supreme Conscience”   (Ka was consciousness in Egyptian).    Rra Ka assigned his offspring to manage the wealth of his empire. They were referred to as the Ra Kam, meaning “Children of Rra”.

As his offspring, they were his shield and therefore the  term Kam came to mean  “shield”.   The Rakam were “Ra’s Shield”. Today, this is … Rothschild! The Rothschilds not only are the wealthiest clan on Earth but they are the ones running the major banks of much of the world.  It is said Rothschild means “Red Shield.” You and I know that the Red Shield is the coat of arms of the Vatican. Thus the Rothschilds in truth serve not themselves but the Jesuit-General, also known as the Black Pope – the most powerful visible being on Earth.

For the day-to-day administration of the empire, Marduk appointed an elite group of priests who were not related to him to see to that. These priests, the Lord Administrators of the empire, were known as the Rakaperaa (or Rakapharoahs), meaning “Holy Ones of the Great House”.  The Rakaperaas are today known as … the Rockefellers. It is the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers  who conduct the day-to-day affairs of the world. There’s more than meets the eye to this Earth, my
Brother.  

NEXT WEEK: THE FEATS OF ZIDDA AND HIS BLACK ANUNNAKI
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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