Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The dearest of people


It was related that Anas said: "The Prophet sallallah alaihi wasalam saw the women and children coming. The Prophet stood up and said three times: By God! You are the dearest of people to me."
- From Sahih Al-Bukhari

Subhanallah. I want to ask all the men out there how well are you treating the women and children?

How many of you have solicited a woman only to take advantage of her trusting nature? How many of you have sweet talked her just to please your ego and comfort your lusts? How many of you have ridiculed her capabilities at the workplace? How many of you expect her to keep her job and have meals ready on the table when you come home, and then expect her to look good in bed? How many of you spend so little on her yet expect so much from her? How many of you depend entirely on your woman to take care of your children? How many of you let the maid educate your growing children because you need your woman  to work and support the family? How many of you go to majlis 'ilm but leave her behind? How many of you divorced her out of ignorance and anger? How many times have you made her cry?

How well are you treating the people who are dearest to him - he who considers women and children as  the dearest of people.

Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad.

1 comment:

  1. There is a story of Banu Israil that a man committed a sin and then repented and remain engaged for many years in divine service but still his repentance was not accepted. The Prophet of that time was asked about the acceptance of his taubah, and God revealed to him : By My honour and glory, if the inmates of heaven and earth make intercession for him, I will still not accept his repentance, as the pleasure of sin still lies within his mind. (Imam Ghazali, Ihya Ulum Id-Din, p38)

    How can you counter attack this? If this is how you feel?? Help.