The mother of Abû Hurayrah radiyallâhu ‘anhu


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Abû Hurayrah is a Sahâbi. He used to explain the Dîn to his mother so that she may accept Islam. One day, she uttered something against the Dîn which disturbed him greatly. He went crying to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said to him: “O Rasûlullâh! Make du‘â on behalf of my mother that Allah blesses her with îmân.” He therefore made the following du‘â: “O Allah! Guide the mother of Abû Hurayrah.” He returned home happily but found the door to the house locked. He heard the dripping of water as if someone was having a bath. When his mother heard the sound of his approach, she asked him to wait. After completing her bath, she opened the door and recited the kalimah.

He was so overjoyed that he began crying out of happiness. In this very state, he rushed to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and related the entire incident to him. Upon hearing this, he expressed his gratitude to Allah Ta’âlâ. Abû Hurayrah then said: “O Rasûlullâh! Make du‘â that we, mother and son, have love for the Muslims and that the Muslims have love for us as well.” He made this du‘â as well.

Lesson: Look at the great benefit of having pious children. O women! Teach your children the knowledge of Dîn. In doing so, your Dîn will also be safeguarded.

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