Hz. Sa'd believed in Islam wholeheartedly. He was a soldier of belief and a warrior of Islam. However, his mother was disturbed because he became a Muslim, performed prayers, loved the Prophet and regarded his love as superior to everything. She talked to her son and wanted her to abandon Islam. When she could not dissuade him, she resorted to something else. She knew the weakest point of Hz. Sa'd. She asked, "Do you not say that Allah orders you to take care of your relatives and to treat your parents well?" Hz. Sa'd said, "Yes. Allah orders Muslims to do so." His mother became hopeful when she heard this answer. She approached an idol that was at home and started to caress and love it. Then, she vowed by the name of idols: "O Sa'd! I will not eat or drink anything unless you deny what Muhammad has brought." Then, she sat behind the idol. She did not eat or drink anything for a few days.
Hz. Sa'd loved his mother very much. He had great respect for her without fail. His mother knew it. That is why she did something like that. She thought she could make her son leave Islam. However, she was disappointed. She saw just the opposite. In a few days, she received the following determined answer from him: "O Mum. By Allah, if I had 100 lives and I lost them one by one, I would not abandon my religion. It is up to you to eat or not to eat." She was frustrated when Hz. Sa'd showed this determined attitude and she had to stop her hunger strike.
Thereupon, verse 8 of the chapter of al-Ankabut, which states that it is not permissible to obey a person even if that person is one's mother or father if this obedience necessitates disobedience to Allah: "We have enjoined on man kindness to parents: but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me (in worship) anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not. Ye have (all) to return to Me, and I will tell you (the truth) of all that ye did." Continue in the comment..