Saudi: “Mom, your wicked, so I can’t take care of you when you get old”

This news story is really sad. An elderly woman living in the country which currently controls the two most holiest cities to Muslims in the world (Mecca and Medina) can’t get any type of health or food aid, since her children refuse to help her because she is ‘wicked’, and the the charities can’t give her anything, since her children are well-off. Where are the religious police of Saudi? Probably too busy hunting down people doing biddah.

Abandoned by Sons, Elderly Woman Lives in Stairwell
Arab News
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JIZAN, 19 June 2006 — A 90-year-old woman has been forced to live in the stairwell of a building in Jizan without light, ventilation and a toilet because her children do not want to take care of her, Al-Watan daily reported yesterday.

The woman is in poor health with her eyesight deteriorating. Without access to a toilet the old woman is forced to use plastic bags to relieve herself. A foul smell constantly lingers in the stairwell.

According to locals, the woman is not getting help from charitable people because her sons are financially secure. Besides two sons, the woman has four daughters who live with their husbands. A daughter who lives in Jizan said she did not help her mother because she was “wicked”.

Though the woman is of Yemeni nationality her sons are Saudi citizens.

Al-Watan reported that local people wondered how the sons and daughters could be so cruel to their mother while it is the religious obligation of every believer to care for their parents in old age.

With life expectancy in the Kingdom rising as a result of advanced health care facilities, caring for the aged is increasingly becoming a social problem.

Article link here: http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=84004&d=19&m=6&y=2006&pix=kingdom.jpg&category=Kingdom

18 Replies to “Saudi: “Mom, your wicked, so I can’t take care of you when you get old””

  1. Subhannallah..this is ultimately the saddest thing anyone could do..the consequences of treating one’s mother like that, is severe..Inshaallah, let’s hope that they realize their mistake before it’s too late..

  2. Again I say why are you stressing the fact that he’s Saudi. This sort of thing happens in Africa too.

  3. SubhanAllah, this is the saddest thing I’ve read. I was intending on getting some laughs and kicks of you annoying the Salafis, but came across this, it really saddened me.

    And for, Luqman, MR is just letting us know where this is happening, he is not being put bad light on Saudis…

  4. OK, I take back what I said. Because of the bit about the religious police I thought it was an attack on the Saudis. I’m sorry.

  5. With life expectancy in the Kingdom rising as a result of advanced health care facilities, caring for the aged is increasingly becoming a social problem.

    Needless to say……

  6. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihe raji’oon. Let us seek refuge in Allah from falling into the state of either the children or the mother in this situation. Let us also make du’a that this elder is taken care of and Allah guide her and her children. Ameen

  7. This is such a sad story. I cannot believe a person can do that to thier mother. I guess they forgot that “heaven lies at the feet of thy mother.”

    As for that Benz, looks good. I can’t knock him for buying and customizing a nice car. If you can afford nice things, its ok to buy them, because it is not wasting money. However, 38 cars? Quite excessive.

    Just one of those diamonds could solve all of her problems …

  8. MR why’re you only picking on the Saudis??!!!!

    Lol, I’m only joking!!

    The story is sad. Let’s remember the victimised and vulnerable in our duas inshallah.

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