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July 25, 2004
He slips…

by Bint Abdul Khaliq

“Go on man…just one puff!”

“No ways! Are you crazy! Its Haraam

Haraam! Ha! You never worried about that before.”

“My mother will kill me!”

“That old woman! She doesn’t have to know. One puff man…and all your problems will disappear…it’s magic…bliss…go on, be a MAN!”

“…………OK fine! But just this once.”

And so it begins.


A MOTHER’S BROKEN HEART

You can never understand my feelings ;
those feelings that reside in my heart .
The sorrow , the rejection , the helplessness ,
tearing me slowly apart.

Did I not carry him in my womb
for all those many months ?
Did I not for him sacrifice
my effort , my time , my wants ?

And this is how he repays me!
By destroying his life and mine!
By physically and verbally abusing me !
Oh , for my once sweet son do I pine !

My ambitions and hopes for him
are now no more than wistful dreams.
Accountancy , medicine , teaching -
But no , he’s chosen drug addiction , it seems !

I wonder what I did to deserve this ,
I wonder what it was that I did wrong .
Oh ! You hateful evil drugs ,
whoever did invite you along ?

You can never understand my feelings ,
as life for me drags on .
I shall persist in reclaiming my son.
No matter how long it takes.

I WANT HIM BACK AGAIN!


…LOOK AROUND YOU

“A 56-year-old intoxicated man rapes a 1-year-old girl in Impendle, South Africa, and is sentenced to 18 years in jail…”

“Every day 45 Americans lose their lives and over 800 are injured in alcohol-related crashes, and one out of three people who are killed are not the driver. Forty percent of all traffic fatalities (the leading cause of accidental deaths) are alcohol related, and alcohol has been implicated in many other kinds of accidents as well, says the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). According to MADD, it only takes one drink to double the chances of a fatal car crash.”

“A study published in the Journal of American College Health found that 73 percent of assailants and over half (55 percent) of rape victims used alcohol or other drugs prior to the assault (Philip W. Meilman, Alcohol-Induced Sexual Behavior on Campus. Journal of American College Health 42 (July 1993): 27-31).”

Says AL-ISLAAM…

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As (R.A):

“The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade wine, game of chance (maysir), drum (kubah), and wine made from millet (ghubayrah), saying: Every intoxicant is forbidden.”

ALLAH THE EXALTED SAYS:

“They question thee about strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness.”

Surah al Baqarah (002.219)

ALLAH THE GREATEST HAS SPOKEN THE TRUTH.