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What Is Hard In The Heart/Peace
Author/Source: Dr.Henna Khan  (hkhan135@aol.com) Posted by: Henna Khan
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WHAT IS HARD IN THE HEART


Bringing peace?Saving life? Torturing? Killing?

Why does a person become ruthless or hard hearted? When does it happen that one turns into an unbending/rigid human being, although was born so soft and cuddly?

It doesn't happen in one day. Most of the times the story begins from childhood.
General environment, home/school/society/media. In a society where general attitude is "I don't care"It becomes very easy for one to become so busy in his/her own schedules that he has time for none; when he is strong enough and does not need parents anymore, he would easily ignore even them; gone would be the nights when he couldn't even turn his side unless helped .

It becomes a normal action for him then to leave this old collection of flesh and bones into an old house where he may or may not visit this person and would visit with flowers of the season one day to see him off when he/she dies.
When this heart becomes hard, it is not difficult to break ties with any relation and just continue with the busy life; nights and days; who cares to ask how someone is and what one needs.

It is the same rigidity which causes one to show ruthlessness to one's own Creator as well and pay no heed to His rights. Its then not difficult to forget about Return and accountabilty .

On a broad scale it is this hard corner of the heart which makes it easy for someone to redicuule a fellow human being; be it one's own neighbour, or a person from some other community, class or country; be it a free man or a prisoner; 
if one does not care then he really DOES NOT CARE!

Its high time to ponder what brings this hardness to hearts. We must look at our next generation. How are they growing. What are they receiving from their surroundings. Is the tender cardiac muscle becoming firm gradually? What would they pass on to their fellows. Its time to check that selfishness does not find its way to their inner beings. "I don't care" which is heard from every other child and is much in fashion today,taken as a slogan of a teenager, needs to be discouraged. Otherwise soon we will find another collection of stones without warmth of love and care around us; when time comes, torturing his/her own fellow human beings without even a shadow of guilt or shame, as soldiers, rulers or just civilians. They will act the same wherever they go, whatever they become, 'cause there will be no LOVE!

The money, the material and fame will be what they look for and live for; feeling self sufficient just with those; needing/spreading no warmth of TLC(tender loving care. "A person gives away what he/she receives as a child" is a general rule,with few exceptions.

We find the description about hardness of hearts in surah Baqarah--II" Then your hearts became hardened after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed thereare stones from which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water comes out, and there are some of them that fall down for fear of God. And God is not unaware of what you do." verse:74

Lately it has been felt by everyone, everywhere; vide infra:

Father, Father, Father help us;
Send us some guidance from above;
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love); Where is the love (The love)


I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder;
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder;
Most of us only care about money makin';
Selfishness got us followin' in the wrong direction;
Wrong information always shown by the media;
Negative images is the main criteria;
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria;
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema;
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity;
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality;
Instead in spreading love we spreading animosity;
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity;
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under;
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down;
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under;
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found;

People killin', people dyin';
Children hurt and you hear them cryin';
Can you practice what you preach;
And would you turn the other cheek;

Father, Father, Father help us;
Send us some guidance from above;
'Cause people got me, got me questionin';
Where is the love (Love);

Where is the love (The love);
Where is the love (The love);
Where is the love (The love);

It just ain't the same, always unchanged;
New days are strange, is the world insane;
If love and peace is so strong;
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong;
Nations droppin' bombs;
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones;
With the ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young;
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone;
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong;
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'
in;
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends;
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother;
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover;
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug;
If you never know truth then you never know love;
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know);
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know);
Where's the love, y'all;

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin';
Can you practice what you preach;
And would you turn the other cheek;

Father, Father, Father help us;
Send us some guidance from above;
'Cause people got me, got me questionin';
Where is the love (Love);

Where is the love (The love);
Where is the love (The love);
(verses adapted from Lyric by Black Eyed Peas: Where
is The Love;)


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