time to say GOODBYE to the ol' Box!!
Why? Well, scroll down and find out the answers yourself...
GET RID OF THE TELEVISION SET
No it's not
a radical idea, believe me it's not. TV itself is not bad. It is
the programming which is by and large bad. In fact, up to 73% of
parents would like to limit their children's TV. Children on an
average watch more than 27 hours of TV a week exposing themselves
to hundreds of unnecessary violence and nakedness at home each and
every week!! Think about that. Come on, friends, surely we can live
without all this trash, besides, they are unIslamic and that should
be pretty obvious why - but hey I guess it is different watching
it in your own home where no one can see you - BUT ALLAH CAN SEE
YOU IN YOUR HOMES - ANY WHERE - ALLHUMDULILAH.
Face it, the
IT or Information Technology is beginning to conquer the world.
Now we do not want to be left behind, do we. The Cyber World is
so vast that it has so many things to offer us and opportunities
for us to explore. For those who haven't tried it, give it shot,
I can guarantee that you'll enjoy it. Now there are quite a number
of computer programmes available for Muslims which complement the
ever-growing number of educational and entertainment products. A
recent study has shown that more children have abandoned their TV
set for the computer. Owning a computer nowadays is not considered
a luxury anymore, Insha'Allah, one can get a set for a very affordable
price. Check out the local market for one. There are also heaps
of shareware programs as well on the net - search and see what you
IS MUCH BETTER THAN CHANNEL-SURFING
TV is only a
one way communication, passive but not with computer. Web is interactive
and more informative. Switch to Web or at least spend more time
with it. Learn to make web pages - check out the web network here
at Mission Islam it has info. on making a web page, and kids are
so smart these days - just learn it and do it. Plugging in also
means you can cut down the cost of buying newspapers as you can
get the information online, hence, hinder the usage of paper thus
discouraging deforestation...Greener World, friends. Muslims need
to look after the environment.
There are a
lot of organizations out there which are developing Islamic programs
for Muslim children on videos and computers. The world is not about
to abandon TV. This is just about stating a healthier and better
alternative to the tube. We cannot let millions of TV sets, thousands
of satellites and TV stations broadcast an unIslamic way of life,
ideals, and images as the most harmful product of this civilization.
Islam and Muslims have a responsibility to produce and promote a
God-conscious way of life, ideals and images using all means of
communications possible. You can help Islamic productions by purchasing
them, by promoting them, by investing in them. By supporting the
development of Islamic media organizations, we are in fact ensuring
that succeeding generations remain connected to Islam
BETTER THAN SLOUCHING ON THE SOFA
Go out and play!
After all you're a kid anyway, isn't that what you know best...get
yourself dirty and exhausted, never mind the occasional bruises,
hey, people don't say "No pain No Gain" for nothing. Be
active and burn all the fat away. Do you know that too much of TV
can stifles your ability to express ideas logically. A healthy and
physically fit child will be able to achieve more in life than otherwise.
That's why the Prophet, peace be upon him, encouraged sports and
himself participated in them.
It's time to
pack your hiking bag and drag your parents as well as other siblings
to do some hiking. This is a good alternatives of recreation for
your family and you. Explore new places and witness the richness
of flora and fauna. Getting in touch with nature can make you see
the wonders of Allah and His Power. It is also a good reason for
your family to spend some time with each other.
sitting on the couch all day long doing nothing, you might want
to do a little work for a change. Volunteer yourself to be a part
of any of your local charities. Perhaps you might be able to learn
a thing or two there. Besides, it is a great way to meet new friends!!
friends, what do you think? Make a choice for a better future...