Our parents brought us to the world and they have been doing countless things for us. Since the day a child is born parents take care of their kids tirelessly. They love them unconditionally.
God commanded that we should be very respectful of our parents and we should look after them with the best of manners. The Holy Qur’an states, “Thy Lord has decreed that you worship none save Him alone, and behave beneficently towards parents. If either or both of them should attain old age while you are alive, say not ‘ugh’ to them, nor chide them, and speak kindly to them. Lower to them the wing of humility out of tenderness and pray: Lord have mercy upon them as they brought me up when I was little” (17:24-25).
Mothers have a very high status in Islam but some may not realize fathers too have an equitable status in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings of God be upon him) said, “The pleasure of God lies in the pleasure of father and displeasure of God lies in the displeasure of father.” This is a self-explanatory saying that shows us how important it is to please our fathers. We should make sure to obey them as they are the ones who guide us well throughout our lives to the right path in order to be successful. They have experience about so many things and we may learn many lessons from them. They try to make us aware so that we don’t have to go through any hardships.
So, we should show them utmost respect and look after them in a great manner to gain the paradise in this world and hereafter.
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