2016-05-21 03:39:41 UTC
MUSLIMS DON'T GROW UP
By Ayesha Ahmed
Have you ever noticed how much is common between beliefs and thinking of
little children and grown up Muslims? Consider the following:
Children believe everything in their storybooks without a question. Muslims
believe everything in their religious books without a question.
Children believe that Tarzan can talk to animals. Muslims believe that
Sulaiman could talk to animals; he could even hear ants talking miles away.
Children believe that all animals of the world can behave like humans and
can follow orders given by humans. Muslims believe that all animals of the
world can behave like humans and follow orders given by humans as they
followed Noah's order to come take a ride with him in his ark.
Children think that stars are small playthings and a tall enough person can
reach up, grab and throw them at any one. Muslims believe that stars are
small enough for God to reach down, grab, and throw them at mischievous
satans and jins trying to listen to higher assembly.
Children believe that earth is flat, sun and moon are lamps, which go around
the earth, and stars are decorations on a solid blue sky, which is a canopy
on earth. Muslims also believe the same.
Children believe in beautiful fairies. Muslims believe in beautiful houris.
Children believe that fairies come and place money under their pillows when
they are asleep. Muslims believe that houries come and share their pillows
when they are dead.
Children believe in ghosts and monsters. Muslims believe in jins and satans.
Children believe that ghosts and monsters hide under their beds during the
night. Muslims believe that jins and satans hide in their noses and their
bathrooms during the night.
Children believe in magic kingdom with all the goodies and hope to live in
it some day. Muslims believe in heaven with all the goodies and hope to live
in it some day.
Children dream of visiting disney land one day, and when this dream comes
true it is the happiest time of their lives. Muslims dream of visiting mecca
one day, and when this dream comes true, it is the happiest time of their
When in Disneyland, children wear Disney character T-shirts and Mickey mouse
caps and very excitedly follow big crowds to different points of
fascination. When in Mecca Muslims wear special clothes, shave their
heads/wear hijab and very excitedly follow big crowds to different points of
Children pretend to beat the imaginary monster with a real stick. Muslims
pretend to beat the imaginary satan by throwing real stones.
Children believe that their all-powerful hero Superman can fly. Muslims
believe that their all-powerful hero Mo could fly on a winged horse.
Children love rituals and talk to their imaginary friends. Muslims love
rituals and say salam to imaginary angels.
Children think that their imaginary friends are with them all the time even
when they are asleep at night. Muslims think that their imaginary angels
are with them all the time, even when they are making love at night or on a
camels back during the day.
Children believe that all the good kids will be rewarded with candy and all
the bad kids will be punished by spanking. Muslims believe that all the
Muslims will be rewarded with houries and all the non-Muslims will be
punished with hellfire.
However, children grow out of their childhood one day, but Muslims don't.