Drawing closer to Allah by being dutiful to one’s mother – Sheikh Abdullah Ibn Abbas
Upon the authority of Ataa Ibn Yasar who narrates from Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhu) that a man approached him and said: “Indeed I proposed to a woman but she refused to marry me, then someone else proposed to her and she desired to marry him, so I became jealous and I killed her. Is there any tawbah (repentance) for me?
Ibn Abbas said to him:”Is your mother alive? the man said ‘No’ so he said “Make tawbah to Allah azza wa jal and draw near to him as much as you are able.
(So the narrator said) so I went and asked Ibn Abbas “Why did you ask him if his mother was alive?” so he responded “Because indeed I do not know of an action that draws one closer to Allah than being dutiful to one’s Mother.”
When white western men condemn muslim men for misogyny, they’re not doing it because care about women, because if they did they’d start by addressing the sexism they perpetuate personally. They don’t care about women, they want an excuse to be racist.
Does the person that you convince yourself you love, make you question your faith or do they fortify it? Do your feelings come from your desire to please him, or your desire to please Him? Who you think you love should be the same person that makes you mindful of the One who put that love in your heart. That is the test of genuineness. Crave more than just a jittery feeling in your stomach or a warm embrace…crave more.
Yo, putting a nice fragrance on, for no reason, just to smell nice, is such an underrated Sunnah. Try it, even when you’re just in your PJs
playing playstationreading Qur’an, it’s awesome.