بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Today i was watching a tv show on the arabic dish/cable and they were talking to a 80-something year old mother to 1 boy and 1 girl. They used to all live a normal life, just like any other family in Egypt, untill her husband died. This happend about 37 years ago, they needed money to at least get something to eat, so what to do, what to do.... she starts working as a maid, a cleaning lady, going to peoples houses and cleaning, cooking, etc. to be able to raise her children. To be able to give them food, shelter, and a good education. May Allah swt reward her for all she's done, now fast forward 37 years later.......
Shes a blind, old, helpless lady living with her son, and his wife and kids. You'd think after all she's done for him and his sister. After all she's been thru for them, he would take care of her and do every little thing he could for her, after all isn't Jannah lie under the feet of your mother? Well guess wat...thats not wat happened. While this man was gone his wife and daughter hit his mother! HIT HIS MOTHER! when he came home his mother told him of what happened and left the house, so wat does he do? he lets her go....just as if he was waiting for this day. Astaghfirullah! wtf is wrong with this guy?? what next, his mother starts to sell tissue paper in the streets. His blind mother sits down every day at the side of the street, all day waiting for people to feel bad and come buy a box of tissues, and after a long hard day in the sun, she gets about 7 dollers, just enough for her to get something to eat and go back to her little room that she lives in (not sure how she got it because i didnt watch that part). AlhamduLilah this tv show/program found her to help her out. They told her, her son is watching and what does she want to tell him, and she said "May Allah swt forgive him for what he did to me" well this is the literal meaning but its mostly said to mean "May Allah swt deal with him". Anyways the tv show will bring her to a good docter to check on her eyes and take care of all the expenses inshAllah, mashAllah! But whats wrong with people these days?
Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`as (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "(Of the) major sins are: to ascribe partners to Allah, disobey parents, murder someone, and to take a false oath (intentionally)". [Al-Bukhari]
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." [Al Quran- 17:23-24]
May Allah swt guide the ummah, Ameen.