Thursday, May 6, 2010

Children

Say: ‘Come and I will recite to you what your Lord has made forbidden for you’: that you do not associate anything with Him; that you are good to your parents; that you do not kill your children because of poverty–We will provide for you and them; that you do not approach indecency– outward or inward; that you do not kill any person Allah has made inviolate– except with the right to do so. That is what He instructs you to do so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (151) And that you do not go near the property of orphans before they reach maturity–except in a good way; that you give full measure and full weight with justice–We impose on no self any more than it can bear; that you are equitable when you speak–even if a near relative is concerned; and that you fulfill Allah’s contract. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully you will pay heed. (152) This is My Path and it is straight, so follow it. Do not follow other ways or you will become cut off from His Way. That is what He instructs you to do, so that hopefully you will guard against evil. (153)
(Holy Quran, Surah Al-An’am (The Cattle), Surah # 6: Ayah # 151-153)

Do not kill your children out of fear of being poor. We will provide for them and you. Killing them is a terrible mistake. (31)
(Holy Quran, Surah Al Isra’ (The Night Journey) or Bani Isra’il (The Children of Israel), Surah # 17: Ayah # 31)

You who believe! Some of your wives and children are an enemy to you, so be wary of them. But if you pardon and exonerate and forgive, Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (14)
(Holy Quran, Surah Al-Taghabun (The Mutual Loss and Gain), Surah # 64: Ayah # 14)
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