‘Read! In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who Created-‘
(Surah Al Alaq, verse1, the first Revelation)
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
Adam is reading a book on World War 1 and I happen to see the page he was on. It was about Nurse Edith Cavell, who helped British soldiers escape and was executed as a spy by the Germans. I told Adam that she said, before she was executed,
‘I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.’
Adam thought about it and replied, “I think I know what she meant. Remember in Star Wars, Yoda said ‘Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering.’ So, she didn’t want to feel any suffering because of anger or hatred, even though she was going to die.”
Hmmm…I just give opportunities for the boys to express their thoughts but it’s really them who come up with these amazing new perspectives on life. Masha’Allah.