Q: My mother verbally abuses me a lot and says it’s her right as a parent to treat me how she wants, whenever I try to say anything she says I’m rude, ungrateful etc I know Islam says to respect parents no matter what but I can’t help but feel resentment towards her and I can’t handle her doing this anymore. What is the Islamic perspective on a situation like this one?
Allah Ta’ala in His kindness rewards such women abundantly. There were many women in the past who were greatly oppressed by their family members, but because of their firmness and perseverance, Allah Ta’ala rewarded them with immense rewards. Among the highest ranking women in this world and the hereafter is Hadhrat Aasiya, the wife of Fir`oun. She was oppressed and tortured by Fir`oun but she persevered and remained firm on Islam. As a result, Allah Ta’ala blessed her with such a lofty status that she is ranked among the four highest ranking women in Jannah.
Make a point of reciting the Qur’aan Shareef and making zikr at home. Daily read out some portion from the Fazaa’il-e-A`maal. The recitation of the Qur’aan and noble ahaadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) will bring about enormous barkat in your home.
May Allah Ta’ala remove your worries and bless you with happiness in this world and the next.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)