The Root & the Branch

December 2, 2018 No Comments »

Bismillah. In relation to the Father-Son Relationship.

The Mother-Son relationship also has its divine blessings, as paradise is under her feet, however in this post we are focusing on the father.

وَأمَّا حَقُّ أَبيكَ فَتَعْلَمَ أنَّهُ أَصْلُكَ، وَأنَّكَ فَرْعُهُ، وَأَنَّكَ لَوْلاهُ لَمْ تَكُنْ. فَمَهْمَا رَأيْتَ فِي نفْسِكَ مِمَّا يُعْجِبُكَ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ أَبَاكَ أَصْلُ النِّعْمَةِ عَلَيْكَ فِيهِ وَاحْمَدِ اللَّهَ وَاشْكُرْهُ عَلَى قَدْرِ ذَلِكَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إلاّ باللهِ.

And the right of your father is that you should know that he is your root and you are his branch.

You should know that without him, you would not be.

Therefore, whenever you see anything in yourself which pleases you, you should know that your father is the root of its blessing upon you.

So, praise Allah and thank Him in recognition of that, still knowing that truly there is no power, except with Allah.

This fact was pointed out time and again by Imam Zayn al-Abidin and this is why he would treat his family so well and he would even extend that family vibe to those he would help on the street. Meaning, he would make them feel like family.

Oh what a great man you are, Ya Imam Zayn al-Abidin, the son of the great Imam al-Husayn.

al-Madad Ya Husayn ibn Ali, Alaykas Salam.


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