Tonight we reviewed the sixth figure on the Silsila: Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bistami (q).
For my son and I this was an important story because Tayfur (q) set an excellent example for adab with his mother. His hand froze against a water pitcher he brought to her in the cold. My son says he needs more practice.
Tayfur (q) also set an excellent example for adab with animals in his story because of the dog that spoke to him. This was a good opportunity for us to discuss an incident where my son found a honey bee and was not following this good example today. Now he says he knows better inshallah.
This story has been a very good tool for emphasizing the concept of adab to my son. I hope that when you share these stories with your children you will share your expiances as well.