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.