A man of Allah should never buckle under the unjust and oppressive pressure which his wife or even mother may apply in a bid to gain compliance for their haraam desires.
Hadhrat Sa’d ( radhiyallahu anhu) who was a senior Sahaabi was most obedient and kind to his mother. He was always engaged in serving his mother. When he embraced Islam, his mother became extremely annoyed with him. She threatened to commit suicide by starvation if he does not abandon Islam. She told him that if she had to die in this manner, all people will attribute her death to him. He will be seen as the cause of his mother’s death.
When Hadhrat Sa'd (radhiyallahu anhu) refused to heed her command, she commenced her hunger strike. on the second day of her hunger strike, Hadhrat Sa'd (radhiyallahu anhu) said to his mother:
"O mother! Even if you have a hundred lives and give up one life at a time until all the hundred lives have died (in your effort to get me to abandon Islam) I shall never abandon it."
When his mother realized his firmness and the futility of her act, she abandoned her hunger strike.