Hadith Series: What to do on Friday

“Whoever performs the ghusal on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the Masjid), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”

Dealing with Awkward and Difficult Parents

In Islam it is emphasized to respect ones parents to such an extent that there is a hadith that mentions Paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother. In this talk the speaker elaborates on the importance of the status of parents and also provides useful and practical tips on how to deal with awkward and difficult parents.

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas – The Seventh Muslim

“When my mother heard the news of my Islam, she flew into a rage. She came up to me and said: “O Sa’d! What is this religion that you have embraced which has taken you away from the religion of your mother and father…?

By God, either you forsake your new religion or I would not eat or drink until I die. Your heart would be broken with grief for me and remorse would consume you on account of the deed, you have done and people would censure you forever more.’

‘Don’t do (such a thing), my mother,’ I said, ‘for I would not give up my religion for anything.’ However, she went on with her threat… For days she neither ate nor drank. She became emaciated and weak.”

“Hour after hour, I went to her asking whether I should bring her some food or something to drink but she persistently refused, insisting that she would neither eat nor drink until she died or I abandoned my religion. I said to her, ‘Yaa Ummaah! In spite of my strong love for you, my love for Allah and His Messenger is indeed stronger.

By Allah, if you had a thousand souls and each one depart one after another, I would not abandon this religion for anything.’ When she saw that I was determined she relented unwillingly and ate and drank.”

Above is just one story taken from the life of this amazing person, listen to the talk delivered by Mufti Abdur-Rahman and learn so much more about Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with him)