Service to Mother
In Bani Israil, there was a man called Jurayh. He spent most of his time in devotion to Allah. One day, he was busy as ever, in his prayers, when his mother called him. But, because, he was saying salat, he could not respond to her. She went back. A little later, she came back and called him again. He was still at prayer and could not answer. She came a third time, and called him. He did not answer, and began his salat. She was angry and said, "I wish that Allah would call him to account for his attitude.
On the following day, a harlot came into the chamber where Jurayh said his prayers, and bore a child, and claimed that he had committed fornication with her, and he was the father of the child she had given birth to.
When the king heard this, he ordered the execution of Jurayh. This alarmed his mother, and she went crying before the king. Jurayh said to her, "Mother, it is your curses that have brought on me this penalty. Some other people also heard the story, and they investigated the matter. Jurayh told them the whole story. They asked him if he could prove the truth of his statement. He said, "Yes, bring that child." They brought that child before Jurayh. Jurayh asked him, "Whose son are you? ". The infant was given the power of speech, and he spoke up: "I am the son of so and so who grazes the sheep of so and so."
Jurayh was released and vowed that he would serve his mother as long as he was alive.
Contributed by: Brother Milind Kher