How to Talk to our Children about Gaza

Nadim Bashir


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So today inshallah I want to talk about something I'll keep this short inshallah I remember when I was a kid, the the genocide in Bosnia took place. And I'm sure many of you remember this. I was a child at that time. And my father would often tell me the situation that the Muslims were going through, and will lie he we never had social media at that time. We never had anything called the internet. I mean, there was no even cell phones at that time when I was a child when I heard about the Bosnian genocide taking place, and hence, there's no way to even find out. Yes, I remember when I was a child, there were some videotapes. I saw I mean, once again, there was just VCRs, you know,

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you had the VHS and so for the backup, the good old days, okay. But in those days, I saw one or two videos about the situation in Bosnia. And I will always ask my father the same question that why is this happening? Why is this happening to the Muslims? Why are there Why are there people like this on Earth? who are willing to take the lives of each other? How can you sit there and marvel at other people's suffering? How can these kinds of things happen? And so the handle of course, after you grew up, you see the world in a different perspective. But right now, I tell you, honestly, there are many kids who are asking questions. There are many kids who are trying to wonder and the fact

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that I when I was a child, I know I was never exposed. I mean, once again, there was no social media. There was no internet, so forth. But our kids today, they are exposed to social media, they sit on Instagram, and they sit on tick tock, and so forth. And this is where there's a lot of coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok. These are the four these are the four main social media platforms where there's a lot of content on there, pro Palestinian, against our Palestinian brothers and sisters. And so the thing is that our kids are exposed to this, they see these kinds of things, and they begin asking questions. So the, so the question is, as parents, what can we do for

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our children, as parents, what can we tell our children to do? And these particular times Subhanallah for number one is, we always try to reaffirm their faith. We always try to reaffirm their faith. How so? Go back to the Salah. So Allah Azza wa salam, WA Allah He you think about the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is so meaningful. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you've heard this hadith before. He's sitting with Ibn or bass or the Allah and he's a child. He's a child, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching him Iman, he is reaffirming his faith. And he's saying, Yeah, hula I'm in need, or Ali mukha kalimat son, my son, oh

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child, let me teach you a few important things that you should keep in mind for the rest of your life. If Allah Yafa fulfill the order of Allah take care of protect Allah, meaning protect the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, first God, Allah will protect you. If Allah the God who to Jack, protect Allah protect the commands of Allah, and Allah will always be there on your side. What either so Altia first, Elena, this is a child who's being taught by who by none other than Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam brothers and sisters as parents, this is exactly the Hadith that we need to teach our kids in this day and age, what he does, first Allah when you want

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something you ask only Allah subhana wa Taala where either standard or when you want to seek help you seek help of who only Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So this is why this hadith is a little longer, but you know the Hadith, teach this hadith to your children, this will inshallah reaffirm their faith, teach them that Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan. Teach them the stories and the passage of the Quran. The fact that use of Allah His salaam, a child, just like today we see on social media, children being killed. We see the story of use of ANA Houston on a child being thrown into a well, anyone who has an ounce of a heart will have a feel for use of Islam. He's probably

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only eight years old, but Allah subhanho wa Taala had a greater plan in place, because had he not been thrown into the well, he would have never been discovered by those paths. By those people who are passing by had he not been discovered he would have never ended up in Egypt. Have you never been end up in Egypt? He would have never probably become the financial minister of Egypt. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan. So always reaffirm this in your children by teaching them the hadith of Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu taala. And, number two, we have to always teach our children that in this dunya where

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There are always going to be good people, and there's always going to be bad people. And this is the reality of life will lie he just like today, our hearts bleed for our brothers and sisters and bizarre. Likewise, you will find the most despicable people on social media today, seeing children dying, and they're sitting there making a mockery of them. I'm sure you've seen a video where there was a family overseas, making a mockery of a family making a mockery of of Palestinian people, and so forth. So the thing is that we have to teach our kids that there are going to be good people, there's always going to be bad people, but we always have to stand on the side and be with those who

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are the good people. And once again, in the time of the Prophet sallallahu, ala he was setting them faith. Of course, faith plays a very important role in our life. But when it comes to these kinds of matters, anyone who's on the side of the right, anyone who's on the side of the truth, we will always send with each other. Number three, number three, always teach our kids to make dua, before they go to sleep, tell them make dua, by the way you don't meet you may not realize this, the child the dua of a child is a very powerful dua. The DUA of a child is a very powerful, why because first of all, they are sinless. Number two, go back to the story of us hobble of dude, the child, the king

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is telling his army, take him to the middle, take him to the cliff of the mountain and throw him from there one time Yeah, Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala was there for him. Take him to the middle of the ocean and drown him there. Yeah, Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala was there, our children, we teach our children that they should make dua for our brothers sisters, and it was when they go to sleep at night, tell them make dua let them repeat after you but let them let them repeat after you let them say amen. But we have to build the ability of making dua within our kids, we teach our kids that they should be making dua for their little younger ones, their little young friends, in Gaza, and so

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forth. These young boys and young girls are the brothers and sisters of our children. They are the brothers and sisters of our younger children. So we teach our children that this girl who is overseas, she's your sister, this boy who lost his life, he's your brother, make dua for them make dua for them. So this is something that is extremely important that we teach our kids. Number four,

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we always try to you know, many of us, we give our kids some money, whenever there's any cause to give money for our brothers and sisters in Philistine and Rosa, teacher, kids to learn how to give a little yesterday Subhanallah I was at a fundraiser, there was a child who came forward, he came forward, he only had $100 in his savings. That's all he had. And he took that $100 And he says I give this for the people because I'm so humbled. I mean that child was lucky. He he took my heart that night Wallah last night. So this is we teach our children to give because if they can learn how to give now, they will give later on even if they are not even giving from your from their own

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money. Even I tell honestly tell parents, even when you come for Jamal put the money in their hands, let them put it inside the circle bots. So they learn how to start giving, they start building the ability within their hearts to start giving. So even if they have a little savings, teach them give them for your younger brother for your younger sister overseas inshallah. And the last thing that we have to do, especially when it comes to our kids, and especially for the teenagers also, when it comes to this topic of Lyza and Philistine and so forth. We always teach our kids, if you can have the conversation with someone have the conversation, if you cannot have the conversation, don't have

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the conversation, okay? Because there are a lot of young men and young women, they see you know, they will be very passionate on posting something on social media or saying something but the minute they get a little pushback, there might be someone who might use profanity against them, whether on social media, whether anywhere else or in person, and they get a little pushback, a little criticism, and they they shake. And so what we need to do is that we got to teach our children that always be around those people who are going to console you, you don't have to go and deal with toxic people. There are a lot of toxic people who are walleye they are sick and they are dead in the

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heart, okay, you don't need to deal with those kind of people because you cannot get across to those kinds of people. They are as Allah says in the Quran, Hashem Allahu Allah, Allah will be him while Allah summary him while I have a Saudi Emily Shaohua these are the people Simone Bookman on the on, for whom la yo Joan Simone Bookman on yon for Himalaya alone, this is Oh ALLAH Subhanallah This is how they have created them. So there is no way you can get across to them. You just learn how to be around those people who can reaffirm your faith. Going back to the story of us how will curve

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to these young men, they were in a situation do we do we they're being called towards shidduch. They say we're going to seek refuge in the cave, just like they went away from the fitna, our youth they should go away from the fifth. Now, do not jump into the fifth now because they may not, they may not have the stamina to handle the fitna, so walk away from the fifth and there's no need to engage with these kinds of people. And Subhan Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada says, and so the God that if you really want to protect your faith, right after the story, ALLAH SubhanA wa our talked about the importance of good company, being in the company of those who remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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this is how you can protect your faith. So that is why for our young brothers and our young sisters, always try to stay away from this kind of toxic people. Always try to side and be around those people who are going to continue to reaffirm your faith, who are going to continue to support what you believe in and so forth. This is something that's very important. Otherwise, if you fall into the fitna and you take a step back you can you know, you can lose a lot of confidence in yourself someone might make like a ridiculous kind of argument you don't know how to respond to that you're gonna feel less confident within yourself and so forth. So that's why don't put yourself in that

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kind of situation if there is no need to so we keep these few things once again in mind inshallah number one was reaffirming faith in our children. Number two is teaching our children that there are always going to be good people and bad people. Number three, always teaching our children to make dua their daughters are very powerful. Number four, give donations if they can give a donation give a donation from their money. And number five for our especially for our youth, stay away from those kinds of toxic people do not engage if you if you don't have to stay with say with those people who are the believers stay with those people who have who heart who have as Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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they have an awful and they can understand you rather be with those kinds of people may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us May Allah protect our children inshallah. immunoblot I mean, what does that come Allah Hey, Salam aleikum? I'm to live with a cartoon

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