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The boy was very young. It was his first experience with kite flying. His father helped him, and after several attempts the kite was in the air.

The boy ran and let out more string, and soon the kite was flying high. The little boy was so excited; the kite was beautiful. Eventually there was no more string left to allow the kite to go higher. The boy said to his father, ‘Daddy, let's cut the string and let the kite go; I want to see it go higher and higher.’ His father said, ‘Son, the kite won't go higher if we cut the string.’ ‘Yes, it will,’ responded the little boy. ‘The string is holding the kite down; I can feel it.’


The father handed a pocketknife to his son. The boy cut the string. In a matter of seconds the kite was out of control. It darted here and there and finally landed in a broken heap. That was difficult for the boy to understand. He felt certain the string was holding the kite down.


The commandments and laws of Allah are like the kite string. They lead us and guide us upward. Obedience to these laws gives us peace, hope, direction and honour. To be successful we need to tie ourselves and desires down with the rope of Islam. Following our desires will only lead to our destruction.


Umar radhiallahu anhu mentioned: ‘We are a nation whom Allah has honoured through Islam.’

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