Egyptian man kills mom ‘after she asked him to get ready for prayer’

She was strangled in her apartment in the Salam neighborhood

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A man in the Egyptian city of Suez is alleged to have his killed mother because she had asked him to perform the ritual of wudhu’ before the dawn prayer, according to police officials.

Wudhu’ is the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body before prayer.


The Suez security chief was made aware of the murder of a woman in her 50s, after she was strangled in her apartment in the Salam neighborhood. Security forces immediately arrived to the scene of the crime.

They found that the lady was strangled with a long scarf. There were also some bruises on her body and face, seemingly due to several punches or kicks.

The daughters of the murdered woman told officers that their 32-year-old brother, Mohammad Sharaf al-Din Abdul Imam, who is an employee at the Nasr Petroleum company, was the killer after an argument erupted between him and his mother in the morning. The mother had allegedly asked him to perform wudhu in preparation for the dawn prayer, so he left the house and went to the mosque to pray.

Upon his return from the mosque, the two sisters said he argued with his mother again in front of them, and then he killed her with her own scarf, hit her and kicked her until she was dead and ran away immediately.

Investigations revealed that the killer was injured in a car accident a week ago, and after the accident he appeared to be in a strange mental state that made him “aggressive and he always fought with his mother and sisters over the simplest of reasons.”

The head of the investigation department was able to arrest the killer near the Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib mosque.

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