him, "Then is your maternal aunt (mother's sister) alive"? He replied "Yes, she is"
The prophet (S.A.W.S.) told him to go and serve her (for she had a very near relation with his mother, thus serving her would mean serving his mother). Then He (S.A.W.S.) said, "Had his mother been alive, it would have been the best compensation (for his sins). (ma'ad)
Incident of Ehbat and Takfeer.
It is written in trustworthy narratives that in the former days there lived two brothers. One was a believer in the unity of Allah (Tawheed) and the other a polytheist and a
worshipper of idols. They both lived in the same house, the believer lived on the ground floor and his (non-believer) brother on the top one. The non-believer was wealthy and lived a lavish life, while the believer was poor and passed his days in hunger and poverty. Sometimes the non- believer would tell his brother, "If you prostrate before the idols and accept them as your Gods, I will off half of my
wealth with you. Why do you wish to live such a hard and bitter life. Come and prostrate before my idols so that both of us may enjoy life together". The believer would answer, "why do you not fear Allah and the day of Qayamat. The idols happened many times and days passed bye. Whenever they met the same conversation took place between them.