DHAHRAN: Arab news reported the assault of a 50-year-old Saudi woman by her son triggered a furor in social media, with most citizens expressing shock and distress over the evil act. This follows the distressing news where a mother tortured her own three children in a chamber.
وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. [Surah Al-Isra 17:23]
The mother, who was injured in the head following the assault, was stable after receiving treatment in a hospital, but the social media is indignant.
It’s low times like, which are not just in Saudi but many other places too sadly that show us how the saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is coming through regarding children being ‘masters’ of those who gave them birth:
“Among the signs of end of the world is when a slave woman gives birth to her master”
Twitter started a hashtag in Arabic “a citizen beats his mother” and expressed their views on the issue condemning the disgraceful act of the youth in his twenties.
Khalid Al-Ghamidi, said:
“O’ Allah, do not hold us responsible for what some fools from among us are doing. Catch him and punish him so that he becomes a lesson for others.”
Mohammad, another Twitter user, said:
“He raised his hand against his mother. I wish my mother comes back to life so that I touch her feet. By God, I would never let her go away from me, I am ready to live under her feet.”
“He behaved like this. Allah would never let you go and would punish you.”
“If he would have known the pain she had undergone during pregnancy and while giving birth, would he beat her up? She cleaned him, kept awake for for him; she took all the trouble to give him comfort and happiness.”
Yasir Al-Thabiti called the assault madness.
“The place of a mother and her sanctity are above any justifications for any such act.” Marwah slammed the young man, saying: “I give you good news. You have lost both this world and the life hereafter.”
Capt. Mohammad Al-Duraihim of Eastern Province police said:
“Dhahran police learned about the attack on Friday morning and swung into action.”
He said the Saudi woman was moved to hospital for treatment, where her condition was stated to be stable. The case is being probed by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution, he added.
وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.” [Surah Al-Isra 17:24]