بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
“Mummy can you drop me off by Basheera?” I asked. “Jee, give me fifteen minutes. I’m also heading out for grocery shopping so I’ll drop you off on the way,” mummy replied. While waiting for mummy, I decided to verse Khalid in tennis on the Wii. I was soo whooping his butt at it, but surprisingly it wasn’t making him cranky, even though he did declare, “I’m just giving you a chance, I don’t want you to feel bad.” To which I replied “In your dreams, just watch and learn bro, I’m the master at this!” What was going on? Why wasn’t he taking the bait? Why was he so calm about it?
“Come, I’m ready,” mummy called. I quickly ran to put my shoes on. Yeah I like walking barefoot, don’t judge. I began putting on my shoes only for my toes to encounter something wet and soggy. I screamed kicking my shoes off. I could hear Khalid killing it. What did he do now? I dusted my shoes only to find tissues soaked in apple cider vinegar! Eww, why apple cider of all things? I hate that smell!
I guess I asked for it. I should have dusted my shoes as I knew this was a sunnah but I was always to lazy to do it. I guess I learnt my lesson. I was the who started this anyway, but I’m still gonna get him back for it. At least we won’t be upsetting mummy this time, actually we’ll be making her happy to know we actually do listen to her even though we don’t always practice and take heed. I quickly washed my hands with soap hoping to get rid of the smell and wore another shoe before running to the car where mummy was waiting for me.
Since I practically lived at Basheera’s house I knew the security code for the door so when we got there, I began typing it in. Mummy gasped, “Ya Allah, Is this how I brought you up? You are being very rude. You can’t just barge into the house without making your presence known. Didn’t I teach you to at least knock? Did you know:
Imaam Maalik (RA) has narrated in his Mu’atta, that someone asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) whether he should seek permission before going to meet his mother. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Yes, do seek her permission.” That person asked, “But I am living in the same house with my mother.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Even then, you should not enter the house without taking her permission.” Again this person asked, “O messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), I am always at her service.” He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied, “You should still ask her permission. Would you like to see your mother naked?” He replied, “No, No”. Thereafter Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Therefore you should first seek permission because there is a possibility that she may have uncovered some part of herself due to some need.
Sheepishly, I rang the bell and waited for Basheera to open. Today is really not my day.