THE STORY I LOVE TO LISTEN TO
Man is born with the primary sense of reasoning, Fitrah, which helps him basically to differentiate between good and bad. A kid will smile when you give him sweet and cry when you beat him.
The power of observation and repetition in the process of learning can never be overestimated as what reoccurs through observation will naturally stick to the brain even if you don't need it and what does not will never, even if you need it.
That's why it's very easy to adjust the belief system of man just by changing what he constantly feeds his mind with. By controlling what he sees, what he hears, and what he reads because this controls his thought and that is what he will naturally believe in and anything that negates that will create a cognitive dissonance, the conflict of idea.
The Prophet (SAW) said every child is born with Fitrah, the natural belief system, to accept that there is one God but it's his/her parent that changes him to whatever s/he becomes.
Hence, you are a product of what you see, hear and read. You are a product of the information you receive.
If there is any good thing you can do to an average "Yoruba Parents" this day it's by prescribing to them to reduce the number of films they watch.
Many of them would advise based on the incident that happened in a movie they watched. Some will tell you a story with sweet words of assurance which makes you think it happened to someone very dear to them, Alas they are narrating a movie.
I noticed a trend in the stories narrated by some Muslims with title like HOW I LOST MY IMAAN (FAITH) AND VIRGINITY and A SILLY MISTAKE. The two is talking about how a Muslimah (A Niqqabi) committed Zinna.
If this has ever happened it's something that creates a hole in the heart that the person that it happened to that it makes him/her stay at the corner of the room crying to Allah for forgiveness. This is not something to be related as story in the manner used in the ones I read.
The stories are fictitious, narrated in an uncultured way that no pious Muslim will fall a victim of.
The evil there is that in those two stories I have "learnt" two different ways by which people can possibly commit Zinna through because it was so detailed though unrealistic.
The writer doesn't know the impression s/he is sending to the public due to those stories as they are changing the impression people have towards the niqabbi, someone showing, in appearance, the highest level of faith of a Muslim woman.
We should not get it twisted when we start hearing those stories narrated by those who call the believing woman "Abori Mabowa".
Let's narrate to the World the story of the Muslimah that was given 100 strokes of cane because she refused to remove her Hijab and led to the abrogation of the rule against Hijab in Lagos State.
Let's narrate to the World the story of the Muslimah that was not called to bar because she refused to remove her Hijab which led to the use of Hijab at the call to Bar.
Let's narrate to the World the story of the Muslimah that bagged all the awards in a Medical School.
Let's narrate to the World the story of the Muslimah, the midwife, that was killed while treating the injured
The stories summarized above and many others are not fiction and motivating for those who know.
Let's narrate to the World Our Success Story.