The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) climbed upon the Minbar (pulpit) and said, 'Ameen, Ameen, Ameen.'
It was said, 'O Messenger of Allah, why did you say Ameen?' He (sallallahu
alaihi wa-sallam) said, 'Jibreel
came to me and said, 'O Muhammad, he is doomed who hears your mention and does
not say, Peace be upon you. (in the Hadeeth of Musnad Ahmad - then Allah may
distance him)' He said, 'Say, Ameen.' So, I said, 'Ameen'. Then he said, 'He is
doomed who sees the month of Ramadaan come and go, and he has not been forgiven.
(in the Hadeeth of Musnad Ahmad - and so he enters Hell Fire, then Allah may
distance him)' He said, 'Say, 'Ameen.' So, I said, 'Ameen'. Then he said, 'He is
doomed, who grows up and both his parents, or one of them is still alive, and
they do not cause him to enter Paradise (in the Hadeeth of Musnad Ahmad - then
Allah may distance him)' He said, 'Say, Ameen.' So, I said, 'Ameen.'' (*58)
How unfortunate and miserable are these three kinds of people against whom
Jibreel $ has supplicated that they be turned away from the Mercy of Allah, and
the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) has said, 'Ameen,' for this supplication.
Imam Taibi (rahimahullah) discusses the reason behind the supplication against
these three kinds of people saying, 'Sending Salaat upon the Messenger of Allah
(sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) is a form of honoring and respecting him. He, who honors the beloved Messenger
of Allah, He bestows him with respect and reputation and he, who does not hold
the Messenger in high esteem, Allah brings upon him humiliation and shame.
Similarly, Ramadaan is one of Allah's most esteemed months, regarding which
Allah, Himself says, 'The month of Ramadaan in which was revealed the Qur'aan,
guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion
(between right and wrong).' (*59) He, who is bestowed with the opportunity to
honor this sacred month, and performs the deeds of Ramadaan with Ihsan (to
perform acts for the sake of Allah Alone) and Ihtisab (to seek the reward of
one's deeds from Allah Alone), then Allah dignifies him. And he, who does not
respect this sacred month, Allah disgraces him.
As far as respecting one's parents is concerned, then in it is reverence to
Allah. This is why Allah mentioned doing good to the parents along with His
Tawheed and worship in the verse, 'And your Lord has decreed that you worship
none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents.' (*60) Thus, if one does
not take advantage of the opportunity of serving his parents, especially when he
finds them in their old age and they have no support of any creation except him,
then the deeds of such a person qualify him to be humiliated.' (*61)