Have You Heard: “The Parents Rights”?

breastfeedingYes! It is no longer a news seeing people fighting for children’s rights and women rights. BUT what about the rights of our parents who aside the fact that they did not abort us from the embryonic stages, they take us as their best friends. Parents right is one of the most important rights upon us after the rights of Almighty Allaah.
Now, what right do they have over us???
Before you bring out the endless list of love, Allaah says in the Noble Qur’aan:
“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.”

So, take advantage of the opportunity to be dutiful to your parents before it is too late. And the rights of the believing (Muslim) parents after their death is supplicating for Allah’s forgiveness for them and fulfilling their wills.

NB: Be good towards parents entails obeying their orders, except when what they order is in disobedience of Allah. The parents MUST BE DISOBEYED if they command us to disobey Allaah; associate partner with Allaah, go to fortune tellers or soothsayer, etc. But still deal with them kindly and don’t curse them because cursing ones parents directly or indirectly is one of the major sins.
May Allaah grant us understanding (Aameen)
Lekan Yakub

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