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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X


To the second generation of Muslim (Submitter) Parents

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anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. [John 16:2] 

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. [Proverbs 1:8-9]

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and place for those who have been trained by it. [Hebrews 12:11]

I also found a Christian pamphlet that had words on mothers:

Having children is God’s system. God always intended there to be mothers. Since the first woman was created on earth (Eve), He gave the directive to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). The role of motherhood is God’s gift both to a woman and to the world.

Preparing children to leave home.  We are told “a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) Children are not only God’s gifts to their parents but they are also God’s gift to another spouse someday and to the world as a whole. In raising children, mothers teach their offspring the foundational truths of life so they, in turn, carry those truths and values into the world—by touching other’s lives and paying forward the love they were shown in their homes.

Mothers [fathers] are not perfect. The words “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). When teaching children the perfect things of God, mothers [fathers] are painfully reminded about their own imperfection. A mother teaches her child to be loving as God is perfectly loving. Yet she catches herself not practicing what she preaches. She insists that her children learn their memory work—knowing too well that she herself might fumble at reciting those very words. She reminds them their words and actions touch and influence other people.

Every day cherish your mother and father as the instrument God used to give you life and more importantly lead you to God Alone.

But above all else, I wanted to say something about my brothers and sisters who are parents in Submission, and have raised believing children who are now a second generation of good believing adults, and they are now my brothers and sisters in faith. They pick up things I drop with my old self! Thank you very very much and I really appreciate you and I see you all as the new generation God talks about in Quran. He is the One who repeats it. Thank you, Muslim parents, for raising the second generation devoted to God Almighty. May God continue to bless you. This is in

appreciation of Muslim parents and their children, who obey the first commandment to worship God alone and the law to honor your parents.

We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty, he should say, "My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter."  It is from these that we accept the righteous works, and overlook their sins. They have deserved Paradise. This is the truthful promise that is promised to them. [46:15-6]

Sister Carolyn

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Luqmãn's Wisdom
[31:12-13] We have endowed Luqmãn with wisdom: “You shall be appreciative of GOD.” Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good. As for those who turn unappreciative, GOD is in no need, Praiseworthy. Recall that Luqmãn said to his son, as he enlightened him, “O my son, do not set up any idols beside GOD; idolatry is a gross injustice.”