Monday, April 11, 2011

A Mother's Dua

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There once was a little boy who lived in Saudi Arabia. He was around 2 years of age, and quite a naughty toddler, as they usually are! :) One day, his mother had made a big feast for guests that had come over. As is the custom in Arab countries, she set the food on the ground in a majlis type area, with different meals in each plate. When she left, the little boy was alone with the food and took the opportunity to put dirt in every single plate available. All of the food was wasted! The mother was infuriated. Most mothers would lose their tempers and yell meaningless words at the child, maybe even throw in a few swear words here or there. But not this mother. She did get mad, but her piety caused her to say, "May you be the imaam of this Ummah!!"

That little boy grew up to become Shaykh Sudais, the imaam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. :) SubhanAllah! The power of Dua!


9 comments:

  1. Omg that's such a powerful dua!! And he's one of my favorite shaykhs subhanallah! His mother must have been a very wise and pious lady for her to say that at during a frustrating time, and for it to take into effect!

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  2. Yes, it is! We should always be careful to say meaningful and positive things, no matter what emotional state we're in! It's quite beautiful isn't it? We also learnt that if something goes wrong like you hurt yourself, instead of saying "Oh, darn!" or some other related word, try to get in the habit of saying words of dhikr like "SubhanAllah!" or "Astaghfirullah!" or "Allahu Akbar!". If a person has kids then this is what the kids will automatically learn, rather than useless words such as "dang" or "sheesh"! :)

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  3. Wow. That's some motheeer<33
    I liked this Dua:D It was something Imma show to the MSA's :)

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  4. MashAllah!I will take care when Haya messes things up for me in the future, iA :)

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  5. Aww that's really nice and I never thought about being positive in other emotional states. I usually try my best to stay positive, but sometimes you can't help it I mean we're human. But your right about saying stuff like Astugfiruallah or Allahu Akbar because we'll get ajar for teaching young kids these words instead of "dumb" words that wouldn't be useful to them anyways.

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  6. Subhan Allah what a touching story! Great blog Seher, Masha Allah!

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  8. is there a reference to this story..??

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