In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the importance of honouring and being good to one’s parents and especially the mother from the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Shaykh Yahya relates that the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: “paradise lies beneath the feet of mothers”. He explains what being good to one’s parents (birr al-walidayn) means. Shaykh Yahya also highlights the command to show excellence to one’s parents from the Qur’an, and the emphasis of this in Islam. He also clarifies that this is a right owed to one’s parents and applies to parents whether they be Muslim or not.
The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.
Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.
In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.
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