Abdu's dad is an Imam (leader) in the mosque. His Dad doesn't care about Abdu's education because he has two families and this is the less favourite wife of the two wives. Because of this lack of care, Abdu's mother is the sole provider of all the bills for the education. His mother raises money by selling vegetables for other people. They give her the vegetables in the morning; she then moves from home to home selling. All of Abdu's siblings go to Rock of Ages.