Subhan’Allah. Just everytime, every single time I stumble upon this it never fails to pinch my heart and bring tears to my eyes.
Let me tell you the whole story of this photo.
This incident happened during the time of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
One day, a man went up to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and complained about his father who takes everything that he earns. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam told the man to go and bring his father to him.
On the man’s way back to get his father, Angel Jibrail Alaihi Salaam came down and told the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam: “when the old man comes, ask him what he was murmuring on his way here.”
So when the old man came, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam asked him: “Is it true what your son has been telling?”
The old man answered: “Ya Rasulullah! Yes it is true, I give it to her aunt that lives alone and no one to take care of…”
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam then asked: “On your way here, what were you murmuring?”
THEN THAT WAS THE TIME HE UTTERED THESE WORDS ON THE PHOTO. Subhan’Allah!!!
When he finished saying all those words, wallah, as the narration said, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam’s beard was soaked with tears and couldn’t speak for some time.
After that he grabbed the man on his neck and told him, “Everything that you own belongs to your father.”
Wallah, I never forget this story for it has such deepness, the love of our parents is just amazing, may we all realize this soonest, and not on the time when everything is too late.
We are amazed with the love of our parents for us, then imagine when it is said that Allah Azza Wa Jall loves us more than our parents could ever love us. Allahu’akbar! Al Wadood!
And I pray this story would always bring us back to our feet. No matter how high of a status we will get in this dunya, remember it is from Allah and from the efforts that our parents have given for us.
Yes, go and kiss your parents and thank them, for simply taking care of you all these years.
- Umm Umar Khaled
Tafsir al-Qurtubi, p. 246, V.10
Maariful Qur’an, Usmani, Vol. 4, Surah 17,
Commentary of the Verses 22-25, pages 485-497
I cant handle ma tears.