Shame On You Father True Story In English With Urdu Translation by Tariq Aziz
It was a night time, when everybody had gone to sleep. A man gets up, he turns on the TV. All of his family are deep asleep. And he watches something that’s not very…that’s not appropriate. All of a sudden, a door opens and his daughter comes out and she just barely learned how to talk. She looked at her father, her father tried to rush to the TV, and the remote to turn off, and she said, ‘Shame on you, father! Shame on you!’ and then she went back into her room. And so that man, after turning off the TV…those words resonated in is head, ‘Shame on you, father! Shame on you!’ And tears started coming down his eyes, and he stayed up until fajr…crying. Then he went to the masjid and he prayed with the congregation, and he was crying so profusely. Some of the brothers who had not seen him at fajr prayer, they said, ‘Are you okay brother?’ He says, ‘I’m okay.’ One of his close friends came to him, he says, ‘Are you okay?’ He’s crying and he says, ‘For over 20 years…for 20 years, this was my first sujood for Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala).’ Because of his daughter! His daughter came on and said, ‘Shame on you!’ So he went to work that morning, and of course, he was very tired because he didn’t get much sleep at night. His wife tried to call him but she couldn’t reach him. He came home and she said, ‘Honey, our daughter just passed away.’ His daughter passed away. And those words again came, the last words that she heard were, ‘Shame on you, father! Shame on you!’ The whole day…those were her last words, ‘Shame on you!’ So he went and he buried her, and he put her in the grave. When he put her in he smiled, then his friend looked at him and said, ‘Why are you smiling?’ And he’d been crying so much, now he puts his daughter in the grave and he smiles. He says, ‘I’ve buried my daughter, but she left a noor (light) that will remain in my heart, Allah willing, until the day of judgment.’ And from that time on, he became strong and he kept on going to the masjid. And he changed! Allah took away something from him, but because of those words from his daughter, he became good again. For 20 years he didn’t even prostrate to Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala). ‘Shame on you!’ All of us, Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala) has given us a lot of time. To change. To improve ourselves. That’s enough, we’ve been disobeying Allah (subahaanahu wa ta’ala) for a very long time!