Honor your mother

Today, while doing my evening reading, I came across a passage about a story of a man who murdered a woman. He did this out of jealousy, and now asked Ibn Abbas (ra) if there was any way for him to be forgiven. Ibn Abbas (ra) asked the man if his mother was still alive. The man replied in the negative. Ibn Abbas (ra) advised him, “Repent by Allah the Almighty and try to get as close to Him as possible.”

The man had committed a terrible crime, and he had already been held accountable for his crime in the world. However, the man was cherishing the desire for forgiveness. Ibn Abbas (ra) could not…



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