The story of Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu
radhiyallahu anhu was a
very pious person. He spent his time in Salaat and Sawm. At the
approach of death he was unable to proclaim the Kalimah Shahaadah in spite
of repeated Talqeen (instruction) by
those present. Alqamah's wife sent a person to Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to inform him of Alqamah's grave condition. Rasoolullaah
sallallahu alayhi wasallam enquired whether the parents of Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu were alive. He was informed
that Alqamah's mother was alive. Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam asked the aged mother about Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu . She replied, "Alqamah radhiyallahu
anhu is a very
pious person. He passes his time in Salaat and Sawm . He performs Tahajjud , but he always disobeys me for the sake of his wife. I
am, therefore, displeased with him."
Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, "It will be best for him if you forgive him."
However she refused. Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam ordered Bilaal radhiyallahu anhu to gather firewood and to burn Alqamah in the fire. On hearing this order, Alqamah's mother asked in consternation, "Will my child be burnt in the fire?"
Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, "Yes!Compared to the punishment of Allah , our punishment is light. I take oath by Allah that as long as you remain displeased with him, neither his Salaat nor his Sadaqah is accepted."
The old lady said, "I make you and all people present witness that I have forgiven Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu
Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam , addressing the gathering, said, "Go and see if the Kalimah is on the tongue of Alqamah or not."
After returning from Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu the people informed that he was reciting the Kalimah. Thus, he left this world with the Kalimah on his lips.
After burying Alqamah radhiyallahu anhu , Rasoolullaah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said,
"The curse of Allah is on the one who causes difficulty to his mother. The curse of the angels and the curse of mankind be on him. Allah neither accepts his Fardh nor his Nafl ibaadah as long as he does not repent and obeys his mother. He has to gain her pleasure as best as he can. Allah 's pleasure depends upon the mother's pleasure and His wrath is concealed in her wrath."
Relationship with parents