Anti-Bullying Week 2018
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is: ‘Choose Respect’
Bullying is a sad reality that many children and vulnerable adults are having to deal with on a daily basis. Every child should feel safe and know what to do if they are being troubled by fellow pupils. Similarly, those that are bullying must also be given appropriate support to ensure bullying is tackled at every level.
Anti-Bullying Week is an initiative organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it’s focus is on making children understand what bullying is, the hurt it causes and how to report it. The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘Choose Respect’.
As Islamic institutions it is our duty to ensure the children in our care know and understand the harms of bullying through an Islamic perspective. What the Qur’an and Ahadith have to say about bullying and those being bullied.
Teachers can use this week to highlight the Ayāt and Ahādith which relate to bullying and oppression and also conduct lessons and assemblies to raise awareness about the importance of choosing respect in Islam.
O you who believe! no group of people should ridicule another group of people, it may be that the latter are better than the former.
Our Beloved Messenger ﷺ said: “A [true] Muslim is he from whose tongue and hand other believers remain safe.”
Our Beloved Messenger ﷺ said: “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is! You will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you shall not believe until you love one another. May I inform you of something, if you do, you love each other. Promote greeting amongst you (by saying As-salamu ‘alaikum to one another).”
Never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers are doing. He is giving them respite up to a day when the eyes shall remain upraised (in fear).
Our Beloved Messenger ﷺ said: “Oppression will turn into darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”
Our Beloved Messenger ﷺ said: “Be afraid of the curse of an oppressed person as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.”