LOSS OF DUTIES TO MY MOTHER
My voice is gone!
That is because I buried my mother three days ago.
I buried my mom. She reached the grace of God.
Perhaps I got a hoarse voice because of this.
I’ve not cried. Why shall I cry, it is the command of God.
We are all going to die. There is a verse in the Qur’an
“Every soul shall have a taste of death.”
“Kullu nafsin dhaikatu’l –mawt”
That verse is the greatest consolation, why will you cry then?
If you cried, it would be a revolt against God.
I buried my mom when she was 86 .
A man is becoming sorrowful.
When she woke up for the morning prayer, I used to pour water, wash her feet, comb her hair, do this and that, and I’ve done this for 40 years in her service. May God give you this opportunity as well.
When she got older, I used to feed her and used to continue like that.
Now that I am retired of these duties, I’ve been idle. It is that sorrow within me.
That is why my voice is gone…!
[Excerpted from Dr.Munir Derman(k.s)’s Voice Records, Sohbat 39. Qurbani]
SOME REFERENCE VERSES FROM THE QUR’AN:
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ
Kullu Nafsin Dhā’iqatu Al-Mawti ۖ Thumma ‘Ilaynā Turja`ūna :
Every soul shall have a taste of death in the end to Us shall ye be brought back. [ Qur’an, Al-Ankabut, 29/57]
وَقَضَى رَبُّكَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُوا إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلاَهُمَا فَلاَ تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلاَ تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلاً كَرِيمًا
Wa Qađá Rabbuka ‘Allā Ta`budū ‘Illā ‘Īyāhu Wa Bil-Wālidayni ‘Iĥsānāan ۚ ‘Immā Yablughanna `Indaka Al-Kibara ‘Aĥaduhumā ‘Aw Kilāhumā Falā Taqul Lahumā ‘Uffin Wa Lā Tanharhumā Wa Qul Lahumā Qawlāan Karīmāan:
Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and (that ye show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain to old age with thee, say not “Fie” unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. [ Qur’an- Al-Isra, 17/23]