t’s true that no matter how old you are, no matter how big your problem is, the first person you run to is your mother. It’s true that you could always come to your father and then everything becomes okay. Remember when we were much smaller, when we relied on them for everything? They were like Google, they know the answers to everything. They were the Superman and the Wonder Woman, they can fix everything. They never give ‘no’ as an answer and no matter how hard, they would always make sure there’s something on the dinner table.
Parenting is a noble job. In Islam, parents are regarded as people of high eminence. They are held accounted for the growth of their child. In a popular verse of the Quran:
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. (Al -Isra’ : 23)
Allah wants people to respect their parents so much so that a child is considered sinful even if he utters a small sigh. That is how much Islam treats parents. Once, a young man met Prophet Muhammad SAW. He wanted to join his friends in answering the call of Jihad. Rasulullah asked him “Are your parents still alive?”. The man replied “I have an old father and mother, who due to their attachment towards me’. Allah’s Apostle said “Stay with your parents for, by the One in whose control lies my soul, their attachment of one day and one night to you is better than one year of Jihad.” Masha Allah. How Islam prioritizes parents.
My deares readers, let us not be ungrateful Muslims. Thank Allah for giving us wonderful parents. We would never know, if we can still seek for their forgiveness tomorrow. Show our affection to them, even if it’s just a simple phone call once in a while. Most importantly, let’s pray that Allah will watch over them at all times. Practice this du’a and may Allah reunite us with our parents in Jannah. Aamiin Yaa Robbal Alamiin. 🙂