§5 No Child is Born but upon Fitra (Innocent Muslim)

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§5: No Child is born but upon Fitra (innocent Muslim)


Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship non but Allah Alone)

No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim) is the basis of Islamic traditions, culture, and Islamic jurisprudence. The basis of this is contained and spelled out in the various Hadiths as quoted here for study and authentication:

Sahih Muslim: Book 033, Number 6426

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: No babe is born but upon Fitra (a innocent Muslim.) It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist. A person said: Allah’s Messenger, what is your opinion if they were to die before that (before reaching the age of adolescence when they can distinguish between right and wrong)? He said: It is Allah alone Who knows what they would be doing.

Sahih Bukhari: Vol 2. bk 23 No.441

Narrated Abu Huraira :

Allah’s Apostle said, ” Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship non but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism (Zoroastrain,) as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. do you find it mutilated?” Then Abu Huraira recited the holy verses: “The pure Allah’s Islamic nature (true faith of Islam) (i.e. worshipping none but Allah) with which He has created human beings. No change let there be in the religion of Allah (i.e. joining none in worship with Allah). That is the straight religion (Islam) but most of men know, not.” (30.30)

The significance of the Hadiths in determining Islamic culture, and Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic psyche cannot be taken lightly.The meaning of “Fitra”

Fitra, or fitrah (Ar. فطرة), is an Arabic word meaning ‘disposition’, ‘nature’, ‘constitution’, or ‘instinct’. In a mystical context, it can connote intuition or insight. It is similar to the Calvinist term “Sensus Divinitatis”.

According to Islamic theology, human beings are born with an innate knowledge of tawid, which is encapsulated in the fitra along with intelligence, ihsan and all other attributes that embody what it is to be human. It is for this reason that some Muslims prefer to refer to those who embrace Islam as reverts rather than converts, as it is believed they are returning to a perceived pure state.

The perfect embodiment of fitra was Abraham and Muhammad.

As I read the the two hadiths, I could interpret it to say that every child will follow the faith of the parents, i.e. the child of a Muslim will remain a Muslim, and the child of a Jew or Christian or Zoroastrain will be Jews or Christians or Zoroastrain.Taking into the consideration cultural traditions, let us look at the Jewish and Islamic traditions of the seed of their religions. The following quote is from the Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham:

 

“a Muslim is because he was, in fact, born into that religion due to the “seed of Islam” that was passed to him through his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.

“I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother.” [1]

Is President Barrack Hussein Obama a Muslim or an Apostate?


The following quote is the voice of Mu’ammar Ahmad ‘Abd-al-Latif Rajeh(translated) who gives his views that the son of a Muslim is a Muslim based on Islamic Jurisprudence. (My highlights in bold.)

“Is President Obama a Muslim or an Apostate?,” by Mu’ammar Ahmad ‘Abd-al-Latif Rajeh for the Watan Voice (in Arabic), January 30 (translated by al-Mutarajjam at Translating Jihad):

[…] Within this introduction, certain aspects of President Obama’s introduction to his autobiography beg the following question: What is the position of Islamic law concerning this biography?
Islamic law stipulates that if a child is born with either one or both of his parents being Muslim, then the child’s religion will also be Muslim.  This applies if the father is Muslim and the mother is non-Muslim, such as in President Obama’s case. Al-Hassan, Shurayh, Ibrahim, and Qatada said: “If one of (the [parents) has submitted (to Islam), then the child is with the Muslim,” for Islam dominates, but is not (itself) dominated (comment: This is a famous phrase from either the Qur’an or the hadith, but I’m not sure exactly how it’s worded in English; it basically means Islam is superior to everything, and submits to nothing). And also according to the word of the prophet of God (PBUH): “No child is born except on nature (i.e. Islam), and then his parents make him Jewish, Christian, or Magian (Zoroastrian), as an animal produces a perfect young animal: do you see any part of its body amputated?” (Sahih al-Bukhari, V 2, Bk 23, No 441). Although Islamic law does not oblige those who have not reached puberty to practice Islam, the father of such a child is required to pay zakat and pray the funeral prayer if the child dies before reaching puberty. This shows that the child is Muslim from birth. Through these Islamic judgements, in comparison with the autobiography of President Barack Hussein Obama, we find that this president (Barack Obama) is either a Muslim or an apostate from Islam according to the strongest viewpoints of Islamic Jurisprudence. [2]

 



Muslim Parenting Responsibilities


As children are born in Fitra, it is therefore imperative for Muslim parents to ensure that their children are not corrupted in the process of growing up. Hence the responsibilities lie heavily with all Muslim parents.

Adhan


Immediately after birth or soon after, the adhan is whispered to the ear of the new born. The first words the child hears is the name of Allah, and the kalima.

The standard Sunnite adhan can be translated as:

“Allah is most great. I testify that there is no god but Allah. I testify that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah. Come to prayer. Come to salvation. Allah is most great. There is no god but Allah.”

The kalima: “There is no God but God (Allah), and Mohammad is the messenger of God(Allah).”

The kalima serves as a kind of minimal creed for Muslims and is one of the “five pillars of Islam”).

The Arabic form is

“La ila ha illa Allah, Mohammad rasul Allah.”


The Tahneek

This act is a tradition undertaken soon after birth, to soften a date and then rubbing the palate of the new-born rubbing from left to right in the mouth of the baby with the date on a finger. This is usually done by the father or the mother,  as was the practice of the Companions.

Imaam Nawawee says, ” scholars are agreed upon the recommendation of
performing tahneek upon the baby after it’s birth.” (Sharh Saheeh
Muslim 4/122)

Aaishah (ra) reports, “new-born children used to be brought to the
Messenger of Allaah and he would supplicate for blessings for them,
and rub a chewed date upon their palate.” (Muslim)

Naming the Child

The child may be named on the day of birth, or later on the seventh day or past the seventh day. It is for the parents to chose the name but if there is a disagreement, it is the father who has the final say, or he could allow his wife to choose. The rights of the father is based on the principle that the child is ascribed and attributed to the father, as Allah said:

“Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is
more just in the Sight of Allah”

It is recommended to call oneself a servant of Allah (Abdullah) or the servant of any of the names of Allah. It is recommended to can a child after a prophet:

“Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is
more just in the Sight of Allah”
Then it is recommended to name the child after any pious person in
the hope that it will become like him/her. Then it is recommended to
name by any name which has good meaning.

It is forbidden to name a child with a name that denote servitude to
other than Allaah, for example Abd an-Nabi, Abd ar-Rasool etc, just
as it is forbidden to name them with names that are particular to the Unbelievers like George, Michael, Susan etc.

The Aqeeqah


On the seventh day after birth, thanksgiving to the One who gave the blessings, it is prescribed to slaughter a sheep. The Messenger (ASAW) said,

“Every child is in pledge for it’s Aqeeqah which is sacrificed for it
on its seventh day, and it is named on it, and its head is shaved”
(Abu Dawood)

The sacrifice is best done by the father, and it is obligatory to mention the name of Allah while sacrificing.

Shaving the Child’s Head


The child’s head should be shaved on the seventh day.

“shave his head and give the weight of his hair in silver to the
poor” (Ahmad)

Circumcision


It is prescribed and recommended that boys are circumcised on the seventh day. It is however, obligatory to circumcise the boy before he reaches puberty. [3]

Significance


There is no doubt of the care of Muslim children receive from their parents and the extent to which the details are spelt out in the Islamic culture. This shepherding begins from birth and continues throughout the life of a Muslim from birth through their education, their  five daily prayers, Mosque sermons, the daily conduct of their lives, and in all their religious text. Throughout the life of a Muslim, there are constant reminders of their duties to Allah and the way he conducts his life. It is these rituals, and detail in conformity that regulates Muslim lives and beliefs. This is the strength of Islam. For 1400 years these traditions have remained undeviating with no room for liberalism or compromise to their original ideologies laid down by Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. The importance of the close shepherding of all Muslim life is clear to see from the above descriptions. There is little chance that any child raised in such an environment will ever deviate from the strict Islamic regime. Any child brought up in such a regime till puberty will forever remain under the influence of Islam. [How much of this regime was applied to a man like Barack Hussein Obama from birth to his puberty will have a significant bearing on his psyche and will determine his underlying philosophy. Little wonder he has sealed all his personal records including birth certificates and medical details.]Islamic Hallmarks

 

In order to get to the Presidency, Obama declared that he was a Christian to the American people. Upon achieving the his goal, he froze all documents of his birth, medical records, and University records from scrutiny. But as time passed, the persona and details of Obama’s past portrayed clearly showed the hallmarks of a Muslim. Was he using taqiyya?However, whatever the speculation of Obama’s faith, the following extracts are provided to show that to any orthodox Muslim, Obama bears all the hallmarks of a Muslim as illustrated in the following discussions that Obama had with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt :

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I AM A MUSLIM,”I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit

Islamic Coup on the White House

Ahmed_Aboul_Gheit_with_Obamas

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo during a reception at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and H.E. Laila Kamal El Din Salah

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the stepson of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

Finally, during the week of 14-18th of January 2010, just on the eve of my winter tour to the US, Rachel picked up a Nile TV broadcast in which Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit said on the “Round Table Show” that he had had a one on one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare), that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.

This is according to Israel Today here. Here is the passage from the May 2010 issue of “Israel Today.” It is on page 3 in an article titled “Obama, a ‘Strategic Catastrophe,'” by Aviel Schneider:

The feeling among the Israeli public is that Obama is appeasing the Muslim world at the expense of Israel. “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.

That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term “Islamic extremism” no longer be used in official government documents and statements. Furthermore, the US is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, said Israel’s intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even the US Congress considers Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating. Three-quarters of the House of Representatives, 337 of 435 members, signed a bipartisan letter to Clinton expressing “deep concern over recent tension” between the two countries, and demanding that it be smoothed over quickly and in private.

“Obama is a real problem for Israel,” a senior official told told Yediot. “He is Israel’s biggest strategic catastrophe.” The newspaper also quoted another official who believes that for the first time Washington has switched sides. “The Obama White House is putting pressure only on Israel but does not expect anything from the Palestinians,” he said. “These American demands are unacceptable.”

Egyptian minister: Obama told me he is a Muslim News that Matters hat tip PV

Obama told me he is still a Muslim, who supports the Muslim agenda.

Obama egypt

This was a statement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit on Nile-TV. It was made on the «Round table show».

This is the statement recorded:

Adul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, where the US President told him that He was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the step son of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

Adul Gheit claimed Obama told the Arabs to show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic issues, like the Health care reform, he would show the Muslim World how to deal with Israel.

Source: Israeli magazine, Israel today.

This is akin to an SS officer getting elected president during WW II. Every country in the free world must be cognizant of such a catastrophic sea change in the leadership of the free world (as witnessed by events over the past year). This changes everything. He took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and yet he has gone around the world promoting Islam, the sharia (Islamic law).

The alleged exchange between Obama and Gheit would almost certainly have happened in early January 2010, when Gheit was in Washington, D.C. regarding “Mideast peace talks.”  [4] 

President Barrack Hussein Obama Pays Obesience to Saudi King

President Obama’s Obeisance to Islam

Conclusions:

There is no doubt that from birth to death the Islamic shepherding of a Muslim is thorough, intensive and uncompromising. It is certainly much more thorough than the Christian’s more liberal attitudes. Obama was born and brought up in a Muslim family and environment until his teens and the hallmarks of Islam are stamped all over him, despite his declarations to the contrary (He claims to be a Christian to Americans.). His actions, his foreign policies, his total concept of Islam and his defence of Islamic values all show the depth of influence Islam has had on his perceptions of the world about him, and he will decide and act according to such natural instincts. Like he has declared, “America will never be at war with Islam.” There is not doubt he exhibits all the characteristics of a Muslim. Even if his depth of understanding of Islam is rather superficial, but that is because of the environment he was brought up in, Indonesia.  What is important is, “how do the orthodox Muslim view him? Almost all will view him as a Muslim or if they have any doubts will view him as an apostate of Islam.”




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