Hazardous toys

Parents work tirelessly and make all possible efforts to meet the needs of children and keep them happy. So, they buy them toys for this very reason but intentionally or unintentionally they provide the children with such toys which apparently bring joy on the face of children temporarily but they are also hazardous and harmful to them.

Dear parents! There are many hazardous toys such as the toys made from the poor quality wood or colour, the toys which expand in water due to the chemical reaction and children put them in their mouth as well as electronic toys which always pose a risk of short circuit but the toy pistol is the most harmful object. For seeking admonition, read the following news stories of the harm of toy pistol:

Dangerous consequences of toy pistol

٭   During Eid holidays, 32 children injured by pellet pistols and pellet guns, were brought to hospitals from District Abbottabad and Mansehra. Eyes of 12 children were badly injured. Out of them, 6 children lost their vision after surgery whereas visions of other children were badly affected. (23 June 2018)

٭   On 21st June 2015, two students standing in a park were taking selfie with a toy pistol. Meanwhile, the local police fired on them suspecting that they were robbers. The police firing inflicted serious wounds upon one of the students who died in the hospital. (Selfie kay 30 ‘Ibratnaak Waqi’aat, pp. 11)

٭   A 7-year old child shot his mother. He was playing with the real pistol assuming it to be a toy and 27-year old women lost her life due to it.

٭   Two real sisters were playing with a real pistol assuming it to be toy pistol, it went off, resulting in the death of 6-year old Ayman on the spot; whereas Ayman’s 4-year old sister ‘Noor’ became injured after being hit by a bullet and succumbed to her injuries on her way to hospital. (Media 92 Web, March 25, 2019)

Honourable parents! While you keep safety in view in everything, ensure ‘health safety’ and ‘adherence to Shari’ah’ incumbent upon you when choosing toys for your children as well as buy such types of toys for your children that do not cause worldly and religious losses.

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ enable us Taufeeq to provide happiness to our children according to Islamic teachings.

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

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Hazardous toys

Friends! Let me relate you a story this time. It is also about my two class fellows. When we were in 8th grade, we had two good friends in our class named ‘Khalid’ and ‘Zahid’. The strange thing is that Zahid was good at studies. He would learn his lesson and take position in the class whereas Khalid was not like him. The entire class including me failed to understand this difference because they were living in the same room of the hostel. Finally, one day, I asked Zahid, ‘Dear Zahid! Tell me one thing! What is the reason that you have held a distinctive position in the class? You are good at studies. Your friend ‘Khalid’ enjoys your company and studies with you but he is not like you. Why?’

Zahid said smiling: Dear Nadeem Bhai! This is all because of the valuable words of one of my teachers belonging to my previous school who not only had great expertise in education but also was a matchless person in terms of his excellent courtesy. Along with teaching, he would teach us different things related to education. One day a student asked him a question, ‘What should we keep in our mind during learning our lesson?’ We thought that we would surely get an answer to the question but the teacher did not answer this question.

Nadeem said, ‘Why! Though the question was very important?’

Zahid replied: I do not know. However, he said, ‘I will give the answer to this question tomorrow with detail.’

Nadeem, ‘What answer did he give the next day?’

Zahid: Giving an excellent answer, he said: While studying and memorising the lessons, it is necessary to keep the following important facts in mind:

1     Do not try to cram the lesson without understanding it because one forgets soon the crammed lesson.

2     Learn your lesson with concentration. Do not hasten otherwise you will get nothing except wasting your time.

3     Categorise your lesson into different parts in this way that start learning easy lessons first then the difficult ones and after that more difficult ones.

4     Do not speak to anybody during learning your lesson.

5     Keep your gaze at one place, as learning a lesson will become difficult due to looking around.

6     If you feel laziness in learning your lesson, employ any tactic, for example, change your posture and start learning your lesson by standing or do not eat food or drink water until you learn your lesson.

7     Do not allow your mind to distract you but rather learn your lesson with attention.

8     When learning your lesson, sit facing the Qiblah direction as far as possible.

Nadeem, ‘These are very important pieces of advice, indeed.’

Zahid, ‘Exactly, I try to act upon the pieces of advice to the maximum. This is for the reason Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has blessed me with this honour.’

Nadeem: مَا شَـآءَ اللّٰە! I also make intention that I would act upon these pieces of advice and would also surely share with others so that they also act upon them and get the benefit.

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