PARENTS – The Most Precious Blessing of ALLAH on Earth

About the Author: Maimona Riaz is one of the talented students of Hajvery University, Lahore, Pakistan. She is studying Pharm. D.

Respect your Parents

One day somebody asked me about my parents, I smiled and said any combination of 26 alphabets can never describe my great parents. Those people are so much lucky in this world, who have their parents alive and they can do so much for them to make them happy and healthy. ALLAH has promised paradise to those who behave and serve well their parents andq fulfill their needs when they become old.

ALLAH says in Quran:

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him.  And that you be dutiful to your parents.  If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.” (Quran 17:23)

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]Sometimes a question arise within us that HOW TO MAKE OUR PARENTS HAPPY. Well answer to this question is not just in one word or in one act. It may take a lot or a little to make them happy depending upon the intensity of the thing done. If we fail to do so in past, we can simply try to start making efforts by today as it is never too late for realizing the value of ALLAH’s blessings.

Firstly, think about the things which they EXPECT from their children that could be:

  • Respect
  • Obedience
  • Care
  • Good behavior
  • No disrespect when they scold
  • Good education
  • Wisdom
  • Success
  • Good earning by fair means

Above all are some limited and easy factors through which a Muslim can earn his paradise. One of the ways to make our parents happy is silently listen and obey their orders and should stay away from the things they tell us to do so as they only forbid us for our betterment not for their own interest.

In Islam, parents can be disobeyed only and only in one condition, if they influence their children against ALLAH and that is ‘SHIRK’ (which is the biggest sin among all).

ALLAH says in Quran:

“But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience.  Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.” (Quran 31:15)

Parents serve their whole life in good brought up of their children; they understand their language, needs when a baby could not even talk. They sacrifice their own needs, wishes, dreams and desires for the sake of  providing secure and happy future to their children but in future what children give them in return, disrespect, disobedience, rudeness and behavior showing as they have no importance. This is the biggest misfortune for children if they behave like this. Parents are the most valuable gift and a shadow of safety for children from ALLAH. He has set such great responsibility to respect and be kind with parents.

Imam al-Bukhari a narration from Abdullah ibn ‘Umar, who said, “The Pleasure of the Lord lies in the pleasure of the parent. The Anger of the Lord lies in the anger of the parent.” [Hasan as mawquf, sahih as marfu’. As-Sahihah (515), Shaykh al-Albani]

It is very well said that PARENTS can brought up 10 to 12 children, but 10- 12 children cannot take care of PARENTS. Motherhood is at the peak of respect as ALLAH has places paradise at her feet and in this era children treat mothers like a no-one. We should value and always try to keep them happy before it is too late and we left empty handed regretting about our deeds. We can get everything back or a replace of anything in this world except PARENTS.