Download PDF: [S] Go and Kill your Father

Hadrat Sayyiduna Husain – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that when Hadrat Sayyiduna Talha bin Barra – may Allah be pleased with him – accepted Islam, he was still young. When he first met the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – he warmly embraced the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and also kissed the feet of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

 

He also promised that he will always obey the command of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – no matter what happens. When the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – heard this statement, he asked him to go and kill his father.

 

The young companion withdrew his sword and rushed to complete this task, however the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – called him back after he realised that this young companion had passed the test and said to him, “I have not come to break off family relationship (but have come to join families and this was merely a test which was placed on you).” (Usdul Ghaabah)

 

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