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Infallibles, Children

A Young man is interceded by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)


A young man was on his deathbed when the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) came, sat near him, and told him to recite two kalimas (Shahadatain). But the youth could not speak. The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) enquired if his mother was present? A woman sitting near his head said, “Yes, I am his mother.”
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) asked, “Are you displeased with him?”
‘Yes, O Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P), we have not spoken to each other since the last six years.’
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) asked this woman to forgive her son. Thus at the Prophet’s instance she forgave his mistakes and was reconciled. At once the young man was able to recite the Kalima al-Shahadat.
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) asked him, “What do you see, at this moment.” “O Prophet of Allah a dark and smelly man has got hold of me and is not leaving me.”
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) told him to recite the following Du’a:

يامن يقبل اليسير ويعفوعن الكثير اقبل مني اليسيرواعف عني الكثيرانك انت الغفور الرحيم

“Ya man Yaqbalul yasīra wa y’afo ‘Anil Kathīra Iqbal minnil Yasīra Wa ‘Āfo ‘Annil Kathīra.”
Then asked, “Now what do you see?” He replied, “A fair complexioned man, handsome and fragrant, is moving towards me.”
The Holy Prophet said, “Keep repeating this Du’a.” When the youth repeated this Du’a he said “O Prophet of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P)both of them have disappeared from my sight.” After this the face of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) was illuminated with joy. He said, “O Allah forgives the sins of this young man.” Then the youth passed away. (Bihār al-Anwār)

This tradition shows how difficult are the last moments of the Āq al-Walidayn. He leaves this world in disbelief and remains, forever, in Divine punishment. The tutor of Kalima for this young man was the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P). In spite of this his tongue did not move till his mother forgives him. The blessings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) and the forgiveness of his mother brought salvation for this youth.


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