Friday, February 27, 2015

Chimney Sweeper

With the name of ALLAH....

 Okay, first of all did you know what's the mean of chimney? Dalam bahasa melayunya bermaksud serombong. Normally they build this in country which face a 4 season. As you know when the winter came, they would flame the fire to warm their bodies and making the smoke existed. The function of the chimney is to getting out the smoke throught it. But gradually, there would be the soots in the chimney.

 During 1700's and 1800's in England, this is why chimney sweeeper needed. For clear the soots so it didnt become solid and close the hole later. The sad thing is all the sweeper was amongst children between 5 and 10 years old and even younger is four. This is because their small bodies to get through in the narrow chimney.  The owner of the building usually hired those children who was orphans or having a poor life. Okay now you think how hard for them to climbing for it in this such ages. They climbed it without any tools to use and it makes them always left injured. Yes it was very dangerous for peoples and not to say  for kids. Isnt it was so cruel and brutal?

Everyday, they would enter the narrow chimney using their small body. For your more information, there are many risks for them such as respiratory illnesses, getting stuck in the hole,  choke and suffocated to death and so on. There rarely take a bath and okay, this is very sad story for me. For more information, here (

To add for my sadness, the poem that created by William Blake, "The Chimney Sweeper"

When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tougue
Could scarcely cry "weep! weep! weep! weep!"
So your chimney I sweep and in soot I sleep.

There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head
That curled likea lamb's back, was shaved, so I said,
"Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair."

And so he waas quiet, and that very night,
As Tom was a sleeping he had such a sight!
That thousands of sweeper, Dick, Joe, Ned & Jack,
Were all of them locked up in coffins of black,

And by came an Angel who had a bright key,
And he opened the coffins and set them all free,
Then down a green plain, leaping laughing they run,
And wash in a river and shine in the sun,

They naked and white, all their bags left behind,
They rise upon clouds, and sport in the wind,
And the Angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy,
He'd have God for his father and never want joy.

And so Tom awoke, and we rose in the dark,
And got woth our bags and our brushes to work,
Though the morning was cold, Tom was happy and warm,
So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.
(For details about this poem,

But in 1864, the law was enforced to not use children as chimney sweeper anymore. This is to protect them to being victims of these unjustice. For those who breaking the laws they need to pay penalty. After of this law has make, Joseph Glass from Briston, England have created a new brush to clear the chimney more easier and use till today :)))

"Maka pernahkah kamu melihat orang yang menjadikan hawa nafsunya sebagai tuhannya dan Allah membiarkannya berdasarkan ilmu-Nya dan Allah telah mengunci mati pendengaran dan hatinya dan meletakkan tutupan atas penglihatannya? Maka siapakah yang akan memberinya petunjuk sesudah Allah (membiarkannya sesat). Maka mengapa kamu tidak mengambil pelajaran?"   {Al-Jaatsiyah 45:23}

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