As the tear rolled down my eyes, he told me told me that it was for my own good. At the time, he was pursuing a degree in Islamic Studies and would remind me of what the prophet Mohamed has said “command a boy to pray when he reaches the age of seven years. When he becomes ten years old, then beat him for...
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...rst grandchild in the family, and I was constantly reminded of that. I grow up fascinated by history, and in particular the prophet Mohamed’s life and character. His life was taught to us as early as I can remember. I idolized the man that was depicted as the finest of Allah’s creation. I have not met him, all what I knew about his are the stories that were transmitted to me. What I have read and heard about him made me firmly believe that he was the best man that ever walked on this earth, the ideal human being. He was described as this person who was so kind, generous, merciful, sympathetic, tolerant, fair and just. He had all the good qualities a person can think of. I contrasted him with everyone I knew, I thought that this how every Muslim should behave, this is how my family is ought to be, and before all this how I should lead my life by following his example.
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