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