Islamic Anecdotes

‘Never underestimate your Mother’s dua’

Once hazrat Musa (as) asked Allah, “Who is my companion in Jannah?”. Allah replied, “It’s so and so butcher”. Hazrat Musa (as) was intrigued as well as puzzled to know such detail, so he went out to check about this butcher. On his way he was thinking about the deeds of this butcher who was going to be the companion of the most favoured prophet pbuh of Allah. He pictured the butcher to be in a state of prayer for most of the latter’s time.

When Hazrat Musa (as) reached the city of this butcher, he asked people about him and went to observe him. Hazrat Musa (as) watched him for the whole day but failed to notice any special deed done by him. When the butcher was finished he saved some meat for himself and walked back towards his home. Hazrat Musa (as) confronted him on his way and asked for his permission to provide former a shelter for the night. The butcher not having met Hazrat Musa (as) before took him for any traveller and welcomed him as his guest.

The butcher had a blind, ailing mother at home, so when he got home he went to prepare dinner for himself and his mother. After preparing it, he served it to his mother first, feeding her himself. For each morsel he fed his mother she used to say, “May Allah make you as Musa’s (as) companion in Jannah”. Hazrat Musa (as) after witnessing such love asked the butcher about this dua. The butcher replied, “My mother is senile and doesn’t know what she say’s, look at her stupidity, she expects me to be companion of Musa (as) in jannah!” Musa (as) replied, “Allah never likes to reject a mother’s dua for her children. I’m Musa (as) and indeed you’re my companion in Jannah!”

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