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“Slap her!”: children’s reactions (Video)

info-pictogram1 What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her? Here is how children react to the subject of violence against women.

Israel has killed 1 Palestinian child every 3 days for the past 13 years



Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.

“The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1,” said a spokesman, “but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis.”

Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.

There may be discouraging people or circumstances in your life, but everything is subject to change!

gb copy There may be discouraging people or circumstances in your life, but everything is subject to change!
es copy Puede haber desalentar o circunstancias en su vida, pero todo está sujeto a cambios!
nl copy Er kunnen ontmoedigen personen of omstandigheden in je leven, maar alles is aan verandering onderhevig!
fr copy Il peut y avoir de décourager les gens ou les circonstances de votre vie, mais tout est sujet à changer!
de copy Es kann entmutigend Menschen oder Umstände in Ihrem Leben sein, aber alles kann sich ändern!
CN67867 Yǒu kěnéng shì nǐ rénshēng de rén quànzǔ huò qíngkuàng, dàn yīqiè rú yǒu gēnggǎi!
Sweden Det kan finnas avskräcka människor eller omständigheter i ditt liv, men allt kan ändras!
rus7897 Tam mozhet byt’ prepyatstvuya lyudi ili obstoyatel’stva v vashey zhizni , no vse mozhet byt’ izmenena!
4523turkey Orada hayatında cesaret kırıcı insanlar veya durumlar olabilir, ama her şey değişebilir olabilir!
images Ci possono essere scoraggiare la gente o le circostanze della vostra vita, ma tutto è soggetto a modifiche!
indonesiaID Mungkin ada orang mengecilkan hati atau keadaan dalam hidup Anda, tetapi segala sesuatu dapat berubah!

Controlling Thoughts in Islam

The first thing such a person should realize is that thoughts come from
multiple sources:
a) Inspiration from Allah (e.g., a thought about Allah’s unity)
b) Whispers from the Shaytan and his army of jinn (e.g., a thought that causes doubt in one’s
belief or centers around an act of disobedience)
c) Messages from hidden angels (e.g., a thought that centers around an act of obedience)
d) Everyday thoughts from the person’s own conscious (e.g., a thought about one’s relationship
with another human being); type (d) thoughts are usually affected by what the person sees, hears,
smells, tastes, touches, or feels inside.
It is also important to note that thoughts can be divided into five categories in relation to the state of the heart
that they lead to:
a) Thoughts that lead to wajib states of the heart (please refer to footnote 2674), such as loving
Allah and the Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace)
b) Thoughts that lead to mandub states of the heart, such as preferring others over oneself in
one’s heart
c) Thoughts that lead to mubah states of the heart, such as happiness or depression
d) Thoughts that lead to makruh states of the heart, such as miserliness of heart
e) Thoughts that lead to haram states of the heart (please refer to footnote 2646), such as
Bad thoughts above are only type (e) thoughts.
2619 There are two basic approaches to thought control:
a) Suppression (i.e. stopping the thought all together); this is the method taught by the teachers
of the Path and is the harder one to learn.
b) Redirection (i.e. to start thinking about something else (as the mind can concentrate on only
one major subject at a time)); this method is easy to learn and employ even by those who are not
travelling the Path.
2620 Learn the art of thought control. In order to learn thought control, the person must understand that a
complete thought consists of four parts:
a) A visualization of a subject
b) A visualization of a predicate
c) An affirmation of a link between the subject and predicate
d) A conviction/confirmation that the above link is true.
For example: So-and-so is a worthless-person. I believe it. Here, so-and-so is the subject. Worthless-person is
the predicate. Is is the word that affirms the link between the subject and predicate (this word may also be
implied and not mentioned (e.g., in a verbal sentence)). I believe it is the conviction or confirmation that the
link is true. These four parts make up the complete thought. These four parts do not happen simultaneously but
happen sequentially in time one after the other. In order to suppress thoughts, the person must learn how to
break this natural four-part process when it first starts (i.e. when the subject is first visualized in the mind). This
can be learned by constant day-long practice for about half-a-year or more (this is done by invoking a blank state
in the mind which crowds out the bad thought’s subject and predicate every single time the bad thought starts
occurring from the time the person wakes up until the time he goes back to sleep). Or it can be learned by
placing oneself in extremely difficult situations (e.g., supervised continuous solitary remembrance of Allah) for
a few days (as such will lead to a state of shock in which thoughts stop; then, the person can attempt to
constantly stay in this state of shock by repeating his previous difficult activity at fixed time intervals but in
lesser doses).
[As a side note, thoughts that distinguish one thing from another are called distinguishing thoughts. Thoughts
that center around physical things are called imaginative thoughts. Thoughts that center around non-physical
ideas are called abstract thought. Thoughts about past experiences are called memory-related thoughts.
Sequentially arranged thoughts are called contemplation. All of these types of thoughts can be suppressed and
completely stopped. Likewise, the mind can also be redirected away from all of these types of thoughts.]

(Source: Guiding Helper Maliki Fiqh Manual)

You are not subject to your circumstances; your circumstances are subject to your faith!

gb copy You are not subject to your circumstances; your circumstances are subject to your faith!
es copy Usted no está sujeto a sus circunstancias; sus circunstancias están sujetas a su fe!
nl copy U bent niet afhankelijk van uw situatie, uw omstandigheden zijn onderworpen aan uw hoop!
fr copy Vous n’êtes pas soumis à votre situation, vos circonstances sont soumis à votre foi!
de copy Sie sind nicht unter den Umständen, Ihren persönlichen Umständen unterliegen, Ihren Glauben sind!
CN67867 Nǐ shì bùshì shòu nǐ de qíngkuàng, nǐ de qíngkuàng shì shòu nǐ de xìnyǎng!
Sweden Du är inte föremål för din situation, dina omständigheter är föremål för din tro!
rus7897 Vy ne podlezhat vashikh obstoyatel’stv ; vashi obstoyatel’stva podlezhat vere vashey!
4523turkey Koşullara tabi değildir; koşullarınız iman tabidir!
images Non sono soggetti alle circostanze, le circostanze sono soggette a tua fede!
indonesiaID Anda tidak dikenakan keadaan Anda, keadaan Anda tunduk pada iman Anda!