Thursday, February 15, 2007

The worst sin

The khutbah last week hit me in a strange way... the part of it I remember anyway. The worst sin in Islam is obviously attributing partners to God. But the khateeb was talking about cutting relations with parents as being the next worse thing. I don't know if he had evidence for that, but he elaborated on it quite a bit, what exactly he meant. No, it wasn't interesting, but it did make me think. I really want to cut ties with my parents--this is the worst thing. I want to! I don't want to visit them, call them, ask them for help. I feel insulted every time I do--yet that's what I'm supposed to do, insults or not. For me it's the hardest part of Islam right now, getting over this temptation to harbor anger and hatred against my parents, the desire to just abandon them and everything I used to be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum sis

this is our test sis...jihad an-nafs( fighting one's self)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The (Hell) Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked undesirable things."

Allah (swt) tells us in Qur'an about parents:

"But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do"

you never know sis..maybe keeping good relations with your parents as much as possible would make them think about it one day.

there was a jewish neighbour of Muhammad(saws) who used to put dirt in the path of Muhammad(pbuh) and one day he didn't so when the prophet(saws) asked about him he knew he was sick so he went to visit him and that made the man reverts to islam

may Allah help us all
wassalamu alaikum