President of Diyanet Görmez and his spouse Hatice Görmez attended the program organized jointly by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and the Social Services Training and Assistance Foundation at the Kocatepe Cultural Center. President of Diyanet Görmez voiced his pleasure for being able to attend the meeting and thanked the children for organizing such an event.
Describing the children as “happy news” President of Diyanet Görmez said the children are rthe greatest victims of wars and violent incidents and added “Our Prophet introduced principles that can be called a declaration of children’s rights. Yet children suffer the most and are the greatest victims of wars and violent incidents. We will be hard pressed to give an account to Allah for the children who have been left without food, education and who have been abandoned to die.”
Saying humanity more than ever today needs the compassion that the Almighty placed in the hearts of children Görmez went on to say;
“Humanity needs the compassion the Almighty placed in the hearts of children…”
When you study the situation from Africa to Asia, from Latin American to Eurasia you see the state that the children have been pushed into and you draw the conclusion that feelings of compassion has fallen among human beings. Humanity is lacking compassion. Today humanity needs the compassion the Almighty placed in the hearts of children. If humanity wants to learn about compassion which is needed to spread prosperity around the world then humanity can learn this in the hearts and souls and the lives of children.
“Today humanity needs a serious pact on compassion…”
Today humanity needs a serious pact on compassion. Today humanity has to rediscover the humanity of its ancestors. The word affection and love are of course very nice but they cannot be compared to the word compassion. The word compassion is a grand perception that includes morals, justice, and affection. That is why the Almighty has selected the best word to describe the Prophet. The Almighty had “I sent you as benediction to the worlds.” Thus the Almighty sent us a Prophet who is compassionate and wise. This Prophet first lost his father and then his mother and marched on to become Prophet despite greatest difficulties a child can face in this world. When he was a farther he lost all his children with the exception of Hazrat Fatma and suffered great pains. This is not a coincidence.
“We grownups will be hard pressed to give an account to the Almighty of the children abandoned to hunger, illiteracy and death in Africa…”
Before he became Prophet and soon after that the Prophet introduced principles that can be a source of reference to all official documents on children’s rights. Those principles can be termed as a declaration of children’s rights. Today we grownups will be hard pressed to give an account to the Almighty of the children abandoned to hunger, illiteracy and death in Africa. If the world comes to an end it will be because of the sins of human beings for failing to protect children, provide sahelter to then, because human beings do not respect children’s rights and because they treat children without compassion and mercy. Today the greatest victims of wears and violent incidents are the children who are the apples of our eyes and the lords of our hearts. They face the greatest cruelty.
“Children are the greatest treasures that the Almighty has entrusted to us in this world…”
At times the Holy Birth Weeks are misunderstood. Our Prophet is not just the Prophet of the roses and the Prophet of affection but he is the Prophet of justice and freedom. He is a Prophet who has introduced righteousness, the truth and justice and who has banished cruelty and evil. When we tell the children about him we should tell them about all these qualities. All the elderlies should know that he treated the children like his friends. The greatest teaching and action of our Prophet is to show us that he treated children as his friends. No one can recall him taking to the children from above or standing above them. Whenever he addressed a child he knelt down and came to eye level when talking to him or her. Children are the greatest treasures that the Almighty has entrusted to us in this world.
“A warmly embrace all the children in difficulty in our country, in the world and in the Islamic geography…”
You need a holy light to see the future. The children who are the holy lights of our eyes should be protected, sheltered; they should be provided with a decent education and should be raise properly. We should not just send them to school and get them to enter exams. We should introduce to their powerful hearts love and affection, respect and we should properly inform them about our Prophet. One good person can protect the whole society from evil. If we do not protect our children and shelter them we cannot see our future as a society. May Allah help us to create a world where children are not abused and children are not subjected to cruelty. A warmly embrace all the children in difficulty in our country, in the world and in the Islamic geography. I leave you to the safekeeping of the Almighty. May Allah allow us to create a world where no children are subjected to evil.
After the speech Görmez watched a threatre performance prepared by the children on the life of the Prophet. After that the children presented Görmez with flowers and he had a family photo taken with the kids.
Resource: Diyanet, April 26, 2015