Cii Radio|Ayesha Ismail|18 May 2018| 02 Ramadaan 1439
Millions of Muslims across the world commemorated the beginning of Ramadaan 2018 on Thursday. Ramadaan, a month of intense prayer, fasting from dawn to dusk, and is the annual observance deemed as one of the five pillars of Islam.
But let’s take a step back and see things from a wider angle.
We live in a world where cast, creed, gender, religion and everything else other than a man’s true character is what defines his or her identity.
Many Muslims across the world are subjected to intense racism, violence, hatred and brutality on daily basis.
Muslims have helped us shape our industries, our system, our constitution, our education overlooking everything evil that the world has put them through. Yet, for people like Donald Trump – they have done nothing other than murder his people and try to destroy its values.
Contrary to what bigots like Trump and the likes think, here’s a beautiful post by a mother who is trying to move every mountain in the world to offer good teachings to her two sons.
Fatima Naqvi Mohammad, an Indian based out of London recently took to her Facebook to share with all of us the lessons and commandments she has set for her two sons. In this divine rule, she wants her sons to complete as many as 30 tasks in the month of Ramadaan and tick them off once they are done.
From ‘offering a hug to someone’ to ‘helping a needy’- the list has it all.
Her 30 ‘acts of kindness’ to be pursued during the month of Ramadaan are nothing short of brilliance. It is an epitome of what we should teach our kids, regardless of our gender, caste, background and religion. If we wish to be radical thinkers and build a future where people are empathetic, compassionate, loving, caring and kind towards each other, we need to imbibe these teachings at a young age.
Time and again, we have shared real-life stories of people who have moved out of prosaic and uplifted the spirits of people through their kind acts. So, regardless of what these politicians try to teach us, regardless of the altercation these religious group often try to fall into, this world shall remain united by what divides it.
Many of Fatima’s friends praised her for doing the good, for being a great mother, but I think most of all, we need to thank Fatima and people like her for being good teachers to the world and breaking stereotypes.
Source – India times