[From Our brother in Nigeria]

Not just funny but educative, Please read till the end (May Allah bless the one who added the Islamic perspective to it)…


Yorùbá mothers are one of the best when it comes to child upbringing. Yorùbá mothers produce the best range of slaps:

These slaps will make you think you were adopted.

IGBATI will make you correct your wrongs instantly!
The beauty of IFOTI is, you will confess your sins on the spot.
IGBARUN, IGBAJU and IFORUN will make you expose those who committed the crime with you without hesitation.
ABARA and ILADI will make you pee in your new pants.
Now ABARA is the worst…
And apart from IGBAJU, we have an advanced one which is IGBAJU OLOYI.

When you receive that one, you’ll lose balance and your head will go into “auto-search” as you’ll be looking for what hit you. This will make you do all the actions of the other slaps aforementioned at once!
OH! IGBAJU OLOYI… it can reset someone to 3D (DEAF, DUMB, and DAFT). She will say let’s go home and you will say it’s in my pocket ma.

May Allaah bless our parents for the good upbringing.
If you were brought-up in Yoruba land, regardless of how caring your mother was, you’d have encountered these slaps.
I know you’re laughing unless you’re not Yoruba!

But this kind child upbringing is not good Islamicaly.
How can we hit a child on the face???
If I’m not mistaken it is Haraam to strike any human being on the face.

This kind child upbringing is clearly goes against the teaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as narrated by Abu Hurayrah: “When any one of you fights, let him avoid (striking) the face.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath , 5/215).

Al-Haafiz said: “This prohibition also includes all those who are struck for the purpose of hadd or ta’zeer punishments or discipline. According to the hadeeth narrated by Abu Bakrah and others, which was recorded by Abu Dawood and others, about the woman who had committed adultery, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded that she should be stoned to death, and said, ‘Stone her, but avoid the face.’ (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4/152).

If that is the command in the case of one who is being punished and is going to die anyway, then the rule is even more applicable in cases of lesser severity.” See al-Fath , 5/216
Al-Nawawi said: “The scholars said: it is forbidden to strike the face because it is soft and all of a person’s beauty and most of his senses are located there. If the face is hit, there is the fear that all or some of them may be destroyed or disfigured. Any defect in the face is a terrible thing because it is so prominent and obvious, and usually the person who is hit in the face will not be spared some disfigurement.” ( al- Fath , 5/216).

“Al-Nawawi did not discuss the details of this prohibition. It is clear that it is haraam, and this is supported by the hadeeth of Suwayd ibn Maqran al-Sahaabi, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a man slap a slave (or a boy) in the face, and he said, “Do you not know that the face is inviolate?” (Muslim, 3/1280).

May Allaah guide our parents to the good upbringing. Ameen
via Abu ‘Abdillaah

…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth


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