Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Heaven Under the Feet of Thy Mother

"Paradise lies under the feet of the mother."

"Allah's pleasure is in the pleasure of the father, and Allah's
displeasure is in the displeasure of the father."

"He who wishes to enter Paradise through its best door must please
his parents."

"It is a pity that some people may not attain Paradise, on account
of not serving their old parents."

"If a person looks with love at his parents, Allah writes in his
favor the reward equal to the performance of one Hajj." Someone asked,
"will this promise be good if one looks at his parents one hundred times a
day?" The Holy Prophet (pbuh) replied, "even if one does so a hundred
thousand times a day, Allah gives the reward accordingly."

Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (ra), the great-great-grandson of the Holy Prophet
(pbuh) is reported to have quoted Imam 'Ali (ra) that, "disobedience to
parents is a major sin." He also stated that, "if a person looks at the face
of his or her parents with wrathful eyes, despite the fact that injustice
was done to him or her by the parents, his or her *salah* (prayer) will not
be accepted by Allah."

Let us pray to Allah (swt) that He guide us to be respectful, kind, and
obedient to our parents, and that we continue to show them humility
regardless of the power, position, wealth, and influence we may possess.

Let us also pray that we be patient, kind, thoughtful, and friendly with our children, as we guide them through their lives, and that we discharge our responsibilities towards them as required by our religion, may Allah (swt) be pleased with us, and may He Bless and reward us, both in this world and in the Hereafter.


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