Young Enlightened Submitters
Islam (Submission to God in English) has many great lessons for our children. Many of us have heard about or watched on TV the scenes of a place after suicide bombing. Probably you heard about or have seen dead and injured people, destroyed buses, cafes or Pizza parlors, market places, shopping centers...etc. The bomb does not know the difference between a soldier, a child, a mother, a grandpa or grandma. It is an awful and horrendous scene that we all wish we never see or witness.
Islam as a religion of love and peace totally disagrees with this kind of behaviour and condemn this kind of action. You may hear people saying that our enemy is killing our children and mothers as well and that is why we do like them. According to Islam we should live up to Islam's highest moral standard not to other people evil choices, and respect all the children, all the women, all the elderly and all the people who are not in direct fight with us. We are asked by God to offer them peace and protect them if we can, instead of putting them in danger.. We should never lower our moral standard to the standard of the people who fight us. Following God's law guarantee peace and victory while breaking it, only guarantees more misery to all the parts involved. In Islam (Submission), a war is between a military force and anohter but never by attacking the innocent or civilian people as we have witnessed many times recently.
Actually God commands us NOT to commit suicide or destroy our lives. God in the Quran commands us to protect our own lives and never do any act that endanger our own lives or the lives of those around us..
I seek refuge in God from Satan the rejected
[2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.
[ 4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.
God also wants us to make peace with our neighbors and the people we know , even with our enemies.
[8:61] "If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient."
[7:199] "You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant. "
[16:90]" GOD advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed. "
[49:13]"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant."
As children we can do a great part in trying to help our country and our people. Start today, form a club by young people you know and start a writing campaign. Write a nice letter to other children around the world explaining what you like to happen in your country and how you love to live in peace, honor, dignity and freedom and ask them to help you by spreading the word in their own countries. Write even to the children of those you believe they are the enemies, and you will be surprised of how much understanding and love can start pouring from them if they know you, feel you and feel your suffering. Write to all the children of the world you can find. Write to all the Newspapers around the world, all the Radio Stations and TV. If you do not know foreign languages, ask your older brother or sister or your teachers to help you write such letters and start your club. Keep the children's name on your list and exchange information about your country, your town, your neighborhood, your hobbies,....etc and about any problem that happens to you.
Do not cheer up for seeing other children hurt or killed because you know this is against God's teaching in Islam and the Quran. This suicide bombing that is directed deliberately at innocent people is not from our religion , Islam, (Submission to God), but it is from abusing our religion and following the wrong path.
Do not lose hope and keep the people always informed of your conditions and keep your good moral standard high as God teaches you and this misery will come to an end.
[12:87] "....................... None despairs of GOD's grace except the disbelieving people."
[22:40] God will support with victory those who support Him. God is powerful, Almighty."
FIND THESE WORDS IN THE FOLLOWIG TABLE
Free, Friend, love, country, Islam, submission, salat