Respect for Parents

respect 11. When an animal reaches a stage where it can fend for its self, it sets off independently. It totally abandons its parents and all those who may have given it some sort of care and attention. There is no such thing as values and morals in them. Whereas as human beings and moreover as Muslims we are trained differently. We are taught not to forget the past in this sense that we need to appreciate and value anyone who did some good to us. 

2. The people who we owe the greatest right to after Allah Ta‘ala and his Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are our parents. Whatever blessings we enjoy is because of them.

3. The fundamental rights of our parents are as follows:

a) Always make them feel physically, emotionally and mentally comfortable. Let them feel that we are at their side.

b) Cheer them up in different ways. As they age, petty issues may irritate them. The last thing for us to do is to get worked up. We need to tolerate them as they happily tolerated us when we were small.

c) Make du‘aa for them regularly.

d) Settle their debts and accounts.      

e) Be kind towards their friends and associates.

Source: Al -Haadi

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