Every Day Is Mother’s Day. Every Day Is Father’s DayBy Mohammad Yusha • Jul 7th, 2012 • Category: Features • 6 Comments
Allah SWT says in a Hadith Qudsi: “I swear by My glory and power that if a child who is disobedient to his parents comes to me with all the good deeds of all the Prophets, I will not accept them from him.”
Mother’s day passed. And so did father’s day. I could have written on both - I wrote on neither. The reason is that I don’t think one day can do justification to the love, kindness, and sacrifice that parents undertake for their children.
How does celebrating one day a year do justification to the years of hardships and pain that a mother undertakes for her children? How does celebrating one day a year do justification to the years of sacrifices that a father makes for his kids?
I read news these days which horrify me. It is becoming common these days for children to take one of their parents to a taxi, and then tell the driver to drop them off as far as possible - so that the poor old parent can never return, and then ultimately is left with the choice to join an old people’s home, or rot and die.
One girl came on a show and said that the most daring thing she has done was slap her mother. I hope she was lying. I really do. There are also cases of teenagers in western countries stabbing one of their parents to death for not buying them some video game. How sad.
In Islam, even saying ‘uff’ to parents is a sin. If there was something smaller than that, it would also have been a sin. In Islam, a father is the door of heaven and heaven lies below a mothers feet. They will not remain with us forever. We should serve them as much as we can.
Don’t wait for some mother’s day to give your mother flowers or tell her how special she is. Don’t wait for some father’s day to tell your father how much you appreciate his sacrifices. Don’t wait for some day to give them gifts. Do it today. They certainly didn’t wait for a particular day in a year to sacrifice for you, provide for you, care for you, nurture you, love you.
“Allah SWT has ordained for you that you worship none but Him, and to be kind to your parents, and if any one or both of them reach old age, do not say a word of contempt or repel them but address them with honour and speak to them with kindness, and lower your wing of humility and pray to Allah SWT - “My Lord, bless them as they have cherished me in childhood.” (Surah Isra 17:28-29)
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