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Do not sin when with your children for this will cause them to lose respect

Question

Could you provide the reference for this narration:

أخبرنا مقاتل بن محمد بن بنان العكي قال: حضرت مع أبي وأخي عند أبي إسحاق يعني إبراهيم الحربي فقال إبراهيم لأبي: هؤلاء أولادك؟ قال: نعم، قال: احذر لا يرونك حيث نهاك الله، فتسقط من أعينهم

 

Answer

Hafiz Khatib Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in Tarikh Baghdad.

(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 6 pg. 534)

 

Translation

Muqatil ibn Muhammad once went with his father and brother to visit Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Al Harbi. Ibrahim asked Muhammad, ‘Are these your children?’ When my father replied in the affirmative, he said, ‘Beware, They should not see you [doing things/in places] that Allah Ta’ala has prohibited lest your rank in their eyes and their respect for you diminish.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar