Received in my email from a friend (original source unknown)
A man came home from work and his children ran to him and called out
His neighbor got very upset and said to him,
“Can you please tell your children not to call you ‘Ayah’?”
The man asked, “Why?”
The neighbor retorted, “Because my children call me ’Ayah’ too.
They might get confused and mistake you to be their father.”
Then the man told his neighbor, are you not ashamed to say that your
children do not know who is their 'Ayah'. So you are saying by using the
word 'Ayah', your children will call me ayah too without knowing who is
The neighbor said yes, only my children should use the word 'Ayah'.
Maybe, it's time we wind down the debate on the 'Allah' issue.It's consuming too much energy and brought more ill will than good will.