This made me cry.
This story shows how Rasool Allah (saws) expressed his love for his mother when he visited her grave.
Such a powerful reminder in just 2.5 minutes of video.
The Prophet of Allah (saws) lost his mother when he was 6 years old …
The Prophet’s (saws) mother died on the journey from Madinah to Makkah, at a place called “Al Abwah”.
50 years later, 50+ years later …
When the Prophet (saws) was travelling from Madinah back to Makkah … everybody that was travelling with him, the whole caravan, the whole army … he (saws) said stop here!
And a few people that were close with the Prophet (saws), they went with him, and he went and he sat down at a grave. He sat down there for a little while.
After a while, he started to cry!
He started to sob; he cried so severely that literally he was sobbing. His whole body was shaking.
The sahabah (ra) that were there, you know when you see somebody that you love in pain, it causes you pain. They didn’t even understand; they didn’t even know what this was about, but some of the other sahaba (ra) started to cry by seeing the Prophet (saws) crying so badly.
Umar (radhi Allahu anhu) finally went and he hugged the Prophet (saws) from behind. He grabbed him and he said, “It’s okay, it’s okay”. He consoled the Prophet (saws), until the Prophet (saws) was able to contain himself.
And then they asked: “What makes you cry like this O Messenger of Allah?”.
He said: “This is the grave of my mother. And coming here and visiting here reminds me of my mother. I miss my mom, and that’s why I cried”!!!
He was just 6 years old (when his mother died). How much time had he spent with his mother?
50 years later … He’s a grandfather at this point, he’s the Messenger of Allah at this point … but he misses his mom, and he cries for his mother!!!
And so that’s the importance!
So before you complain about your parents …
Before you are ungrateful about your parents …
Realise what a blessing parents are. And go and ask someone who doesn’t have their parents …
What would they trade to be able to spend another moment with their parents?
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2. Leave a comment below if this story inspired you. Did it inspire you to become a better son or daughter? I really hope so.
Irfan Ullah Khan is a Marriage Transformation Coach helping Muslims achieve happiness in their marriage through Islamic advice. He is also author of three books: 1. "The 8 Love Languages". 2. "Better Love with Better Half". 3. "The Halal Sex Guide". He also coaches married Muslim couples about the halal methods of birth control in his course "Halal Birth Control - 19 Methods with Islamic Ahkam".
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