serve your parents / Do you know?

Dear children! Love your mother & father, respect and honour them greatly, serve them, accept every permissible saying of theirs, and do not argue with them about anything. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ mentions with regards to how we should remain with our mother and father, ‘Be in the utmost service to your mother & father - Allah willing - you will attain great success in both worlds. A mother & father have a great status, we should love them, they love us a great deal too, accept what they say too, do not argue with them, do not distress them, eat whatever they give you to eat, wear whatever they give you to wear, do not give tension to one’s mother & father but give them ease, Allah Almighty will be pleased with this and so will your mother & father. (Madani Channel, series: Bachho ki tarbiyyat, episode 03)

What should children do when their mother & father tell them off? Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ states: You should be silent when parents tell you off, good children don’t answer back; you shouldn’t even converse with them in a loud voice nor stare at them. In order to defuse their anger, you should say (as per the circumstances),’Mum! May Allah Almighty show you Madīnah’. So - Allāh willing - the anger of your mother will be diffused. (Bachho ki tarbiyyat, episode 03)

Dear children! Make the intention that you will act upon these matters - Allāh willing.

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serve your parents / Do you know?

Question 1: Which months are the months of Hajj?

Answer: Shawwal, Zul-Qa’dah and the (first) 10 days of Zul-Hijjah. (Khaza’in al-‘Irfan, p. 66, summarised)

Question 2: Why are these months called the months of Hajj?

Answer: The rites of Hajj are performed in the month of Zul-Hijjah. Shawwal and Zul-Qa’dah are (also) called the months of Hajj as it is permissible without any element of dislike to wear Ihram in them and doing so is Makruh (disliked) before them. (Derived from Sirat al-Jinan, vol. 1, p. 314)

Question 3: Which place on earth were Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام and Sayyidatuna Hawwa رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْها sent down to from Paradise?

Answer: Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام was sent down at a mountain called ‘Nauz; or ‘Naud’[1]; whereas, Sayyidatuna Hawwa رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْها descended in the city of Hijaz, Jeddah. (Tabaqaat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 1, p. 30; Khaazin, Part 1, Surah al-Baqarah, re Verse 36, vol. 1, p. 46)

Question 4: Why is Sayyiduna Khizr عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام called ‘Khizr’?

Answer: Wherever he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام would sit, green grass would grow there. That is why people started calling him Khizar. (Bukhari, vol. 2, p. 441, Hadith 3402)

Question 5: How many Hajj did Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام complete from India on foot?

Answer: Forty (40). (Tabqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 1, p. 31)

Question 6: When and where did Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام and Sayyidatuna Hawwa رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْها meet on earth?

Answer: On 9th Zul Hijjah at the Plain of ‘Arafat. (Khaza’in al-Irfan, p. 67, summarised)



[1] This mountain now comes within the region of Sri Lanka.

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