This post was reposted from Muslim Mummy.
And a huge congratulations to the new parents and hope they don't have too many sleepless nights!
Now in all honesty I haven't been too fussed about this birth. It's not as though I know them personally or I'm going to get to hold the baby and shower him with kisses, I'm more excited about my friends who are due to give birth soon. But that doesn't mean I don't wish the future King of England and his parents all the best; the same as I would for anyone else who has a baby.
But what gets to me is the hostility I've seen coming from (mainly) Muslims and (some) non Muslims.
Fellow Muslims have been posting congratulation messages on FB, and then you have the odd few who have to retort with comments such as there are millions of babies being born who will starve, or are being killed in Syria etc etc etc, so why are we congratulating and getting happy about this baby?
What is happening over the world and in Syria is sad, it's depressing and sometimes I end up involuntarily seeing images of dead children and it breaks my heart.
But does that mean we have to be hostile towards any other baby that's born that is not Muslim, or not in these countries?
It's akin to me turning round to my friends and saying, 'I'm sorry, but I can't congratulate you or be happy about your baby because there's lots of baby's dying worldwide!'
Come on people, get a grip.
Of course the UK is going to be happy, a future King has been born. And some Muslims born and raised in the UK see the UK as home and are also interested in the baby's birth.
A baby being born is miraculous, a joy for the parents and family and friends. And if frankly you can't be happy about it then keep quiet.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should say [something] good, or he should keep silent." [Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]