Thursday, July 13, 2006

Father & Son triathlon

reminds me of the story of the son carrying his mother doing tawaf around the Kaabah:

Abdullah ibn Umar, a leading scholar among the Prophet’s (Pbuh) companions once saw a man from Yemen carrying his mother on his back and going around the Ka’abah in his tawaf. Rather than show any sign of complaint, the man was happy, repeating a line of poetry in which he likened himself to a camel his mother was mounting. The only difference is that a camel may be scared by something and go out of control. He would never go out of her control. He looked at Abdullah ibn Umar and asked him whether by so doing he discharged his debt to his mother. Ibn Umar said: “No. You have not even paid back one twinge of her labour pain when she gave birth to you.”

or from a different source,

It is related that a man was making tawaf around the Ka’ba whilst carrying his mother and as such he asked the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, “Have I fulfilled her right [upon me].” He, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, replied, “Not even one cry of pain.” (Related by al-Bazzar)

yeah, i'm puzzled myself abt who's saying the wise words, but nevertheless, the morale gist of story remains to be pondered...


Anonymous laila said...

Saja menjenguk..hihihi... apa yg sacrilegious nyer eh?

11:11 PM, August 10, 2006  

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