No TV=Peaceful Home

We don’t watch Astro, the satellite TV here, as a choice. Allahyarham Dr. Muhammad al’Mahdi gave a simile years ago. He said having the influences from today’s TV in the home is like hearing a knock on door and opening it to find Shaitan waiting to come in and being allowed in! Allah s.w.t. clearly said in the Quran,  Surah Al Fatir, verse 6,’ Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy.’ Day after day, hour after hour, we have our avowed enemy influencing our minds and hearts (and our children’s minds and hearts!) and we do nothing!

A friend of mine pointed this out to me- that TV programs are just that…they ‘program’ our minds! Choosing to switch the TV off for good in our home is the single, most beneficial act I’ve ever done! Our house is calmer, the boys are forced to do other (educational) activities in place of their TV time. The house is scattered with evidence of this; Lego models of every kind and books! I have children who love to read! Alhamdulillah. Adam is known as the ‘walking encyclopedia’ and Daniel is fast catching up.

We are not completely without, though. The boys are allowed to use the Internet (surprisingly, they don’t surf for games). They go to Youtube to watch Star Wars: Episodes 1-6; Star Wars Clone Wars; Lego Star Wars (obviously, they are big fans of Star Wars). I guess really to get ideas to build their Lego ships…

Alhamdulillah, because they know they are khalifah, they always ask permission before using the computer and they have to tell me exactly what they want to watch or do on the Internet. In spite of this, I’m still considering installing a filter software to ensure they don’t accidently access the wrong sites. Sigh…Is the Internet going to be  good or bad for them?

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About Sharena

My experiences as mother to Adam and Daniel, wife, daughter , teacher, trainer and friend has enriched my life to the fullest. Life is a journey of small steps through love, tests and contentment; fulfilling our role as khalifah makes it even more challenging and satisfactory.
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2 Responses to No TV=Peaceful Home

  1. yumniyusra says:

    assalamu’alaikum kak sher, kaifa haluki? miss you..however, you jot things as if you are talking to us…all those familiar phrases which is synonym to you…i’ll be following your blog closely..as i found out that being a khalifah has a lot of obstacles waiting and coming your way…i want so much to be consistent and persistent…pray for me sis…may ALLAH bless u sis…from Ina Pasir Mas
    P/S sis ba’ayah has been a blessing to sri al hafeez..tq

    • acespiretribe says:

      Assalamualaikum,
      With anything good , there will always be obstacles in place; either to bring us down or to test us. Allah All Mighty said in the Quran; Surah Al Anfal, verse 45 ‘ O ye who believe! When ye meet a force, be firm, and call God in remembrance much (and often); that ye may prosper’ Allah All Mighty loves the patient and persevering, so know that, in your efforts, you are loved. Allah knows best.

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