Friday, August 26, 2005 

Baby Girl Found in a Plastic Bag


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This is an amazing story of a two month old baby girl that was found in a lagoon in Brazil.

The report says that the mother, now arrested by the local authorities, denied the throwing of the child in the water.

An amateur camera-man was at the scene recording the rescue thinking that it was an animal or a cat that was stuck in the black bag. Only after pulling the bag out of the water did the people realise that a human foot was pushing itself out from within.

Immediately, the child was undressed from its wet clothing and then wrapped and prepared to be taken to the hospital.


It seems like the time when the pagan Arabs used to bury their daughters alive. At that time it was considered a matter of shame to have given birth to a female child. Therefore, the parents, many times through false pretence and lying to the child, would take their daughters and bury them alive in the deserts of the Arabian land.

Could it be the poverty that these people fear or is it the sheer spark of the ignorance from the days of darkness that still remains apparent in this world today.


Allah has mentioned this act of burying the daughters alive many a times in the Holy Qur'an:

"And when the female (infant) buried alive shall be questioned. For what sin was she killed?

[Surah 81:8-9]

"And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! He hides himself from the people because of that 'evil' of which he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonour or bury her in the earth? Certainly, evil is their decision".

[Surah 16:58-59]

"He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He will, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills Or He bestows both male and females, and He renders barren whom He wills. Verily, He is the All-Knower and is Able to do all things.

[Surah 42:49-50]

"Indeed lost are those who have killed their children from folly, without knowledge". [Surah 6:140] And He says: " And kill not your children from fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.

[Surah 17:31]

In opposition to this the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam encouraged one to raise daughters and that whomsoever did this would gain Jannah (paradise) through their upbringing. Similarly, he Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam brought this advice into action through his own daughter, Fatimah Radhi Allahu Anha.

Ibn 'Abbas transmitted that the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:

"A Muslim who has two daughters whom he treats well when they accompany him or when he accompanies them is admitted to Paradise".

[Saheeh al-Bukhari]


The Woman as Daughter

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