Regret for speaking harshly to one's mother

Q: I am 21 years old. I love my mother but I spoke harshly to her today relating to my marriage issues and she cried. My father died when I was young and she alone raised me. I've hurt her today very badly. I've said sorry to her but I just can't get it out of my head that my mother cried because of me. Can you please tell me what should I pray to erase this mighty sin off my shoulders? 

A: Treat her with love and affection, and speak to her politely. Go out of your way to serve her to the best of your ability until you feel that she is happy with you. In future, ensure that you do not cause her any pain. Make dua to Allah Ta'ala to forgive you and to make your mother's heart happy with you.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)