Protecting children’s light
The previous description does not aim at inspiring discouragement. Islâm is a religion of hope, not despair; but it is also the one of reality, not illusions.
Challenges arise constantly. After all, there is nothing new here: the targeting of a community and its children by a tyrant reminds any believer of the story of Prophet Musa, on him be peace, and Pharaoh.
The will of a tyrant, as determined as he may be, is irrelevant when compared to the will of God.
If this Bill was to become Law (which is almost certain), then Muslim parents will have to be extremely cautious and close to their children, for education based on uncorrupted knowledge is the surest path to true success.
They will have to constantly stimulate their critical mind, so to distance themselves from an education which is designed for them to fail in both lives.
They will have to teach them our history, the colonial past of the country they live in, and the denial of it.
Parent’s goal must be the strengthening of their children’s self-love (not narcissism!) preventing the endemic psychological issues minorities face, from cognitive bias to internalised dominance and imposter syndrome.
But most importantly, they will have to explain how knowledge is always correlated to spirituality, both nourishing themselves, so to avoid intellectual and spiritual sterility which are pervasive in French and Western societies.
Creation is nothing but a mirror: its in-depth and sincere observation proves the existence of God and emphasises His Attributes.
Hardships should not weaken our hope for a better future, but rather strengthen our belief and willingness to struggle for a just society.
When afflicted by a clouded and dark future, facing the challenge and inspiring our youth to protect our heritage is the best way to establish the lasting sparkling light necessary to remove the shadows of confusion and oppression.