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Recently in RE we have been talking about the importance of those who look after us.
Muslims believe (Imaan) that Mohammad ﷺ is the last Prophet to bring the message of Allah (God) to the people. He has such an important place in Islam that when Muslims say his name they say a blessing. This is shown throughout Faith Makes a Difference as ﷺ, or in English ‘peace be upon him’.
We read the following,
Prophet Mohammad ﷺ was once asked, what is the best charitable act that I can do where paradise would be guaranteed? The Prophet said, look after your mother. The person asked and what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your father.
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْعَلاَءِ الْهَمْدَانِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ فُضَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عُمَارَةَ، بْنِ الْقَعْقَاعِ عَنْ أَبِي زُرْعَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَجُلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَنْ أَحَقُّ بِحُسْنِ الصُّحْبَةِ قَالَ “ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ثُمَّ أَبُوكَ ثُمَّ أَدْنَاكَ أَدْنَاكَ ” .
and discussed the importance of the passage.
We then talked about how the people who look after us are important and how we could help them and thank them. Answers included:
- We can make sure we are doing the right thing such as getting dressed by ourselves in the morning.
- We can help wash up or do other household chores.
- We can help them when they are sick. Make them a drink of water.
Finally, we were treated to our own special guests reading the القرآن to us.