Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"el’asfoora aletly"

“el’asfoora aletly”..
That is, “birdie told me”..
A lotta parents use this phrase to either 1. scare their kids; by letting them know that they could know anything they do through birds, or 2. to get them excited about how mysteriously powerful their parents are ;) ..
The only problem I find here (always looking for problems :( ) is that, in some way, this is a lie.. And you don’t wanna lie to your kids now, do you? In fact, lying or being not 100% truthful does effect me.. I’ve dealt with many different people right through my life (coming from different backgrounds) & have found dishonesty to be a common factor between them.. It’s found to be relative though.. But anyways, it goes under “dishonesty”.. They consider those small teeny-weeny not-so-true facts to be of no-problem!! “it’s all good.. God knows my intentions.. I just don’t wanna make things hard.. I was just kidding..” Na ah.. Nope.. That’s not how “God” wants things to be done.. This ain’t right.. And it’s not ALL GOOD! Do you want to be recorded as a LIAR? I know I know I should hate sins & not the sinners.. But I don’t know, I just can’t seem to accept deceivers in my life! I somehow end up “disconnecting”.. It’s not really easy for me to disconnect myself from someone, but like I can’t.. I just can’t stay with them.. I believe it’s harder to lie than to tell a harsh truth.. I’ve always found “el’asfoora aletly” to be cute in some way.. But it eventually is a lie :( Even misleading an animal is a lie!

Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous.” ~ Qur’an [2:177] ~
On a lighter note, when I wanted to check on the time last night, I’ve found the two hands of the clock together in one line (excluding the seconds’ hand).. It felt special; as they only meet once every hour :)


wonders said...

hmmm... i don't think it is harmful coz when talking to a child you have to make things very simple so that he/she can understand. children have a wide imagination anyway which later on as they grow up the brain starts to differintiat between reality and fantacy.. so i don't think it is harmful.

However lying and dishonesty is a sickening habbit in a person, and i make it my job to expose the lies when somebody tries to yestahbelny, coz mashallah I have a good memory :)

stinger said...

Oh come on! When I was little, my mom used to tell me that if I don't sleep in the afternoon after lunch, "mai khairan" would come and take me away. :D :P :D

sara said...


LOL :) no one can yestahbil my wonders ;)

Well wonders, I for one used to think that they could actually hear them bidrs!!

I know kids need more elaboration on things, but that can easily be done without us faking some fantasy.. don't you think?

If i have any kids, I'll let you know if I NEEDED to make up things for them :)

The best thing with kids that I've experienced, is listening to them.. Letting them imagine & dream.. :)


who's "mai khairan"? :)

wonders said...

loooool :)
i guess, you being a teacher dealing with children most of the time would have more experience :)

but i still think little fantacy and imagination doesn't hurt

sara said...

Nope, imagination would never hurt nobody :)