Fire on the Grave

Fire on the Grave

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KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - At a village on the Blue Nile’s western bank, Sennar State, passersby can see a very red grave, quite different in color from the surrounding soil.
Village elders and youngsters know about and can tell the story of that grave tens of years after the man inside was buried.
Contemporaries say the man in the grave was known for beating his mother. And when he died the villagers took his body to the cemetery. When the villagers lowered the corpse in the grave and started to bury it, the grave was aflame all of a sudden.
Seeing the man’s miserable end, the villagers deserted the village altogether to another place.
The villagers thought what they had seen was a sign of the Almighty’s wrath from the man for beating his mother. Ever since, the grave maintained its red color, telling passersby that “here was a village and here is a man who used to beat his mother.”
Punishment in the grave (before Doomsday) is an established fact of the Moslem faith.
Obedience of parents is one of the important tenets of Islam. The Koran rates obedience and doing good to one’s parents as second only to the belief in Allah.
The Prophet Mohammad had considered disobedience to the mother more grave than disobedience to the father, though disobedience to either of them is sure to lead to hell.



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