The status of parents in Islam is very high. We as a Muslim should give respect and love to our parents. Parents are should treat well at all times this is one of the most virtuous acts in the sight of Almighty Allah. Parents and children in Islam are bonded together by mutual obligations. Islam commands us to respect your parents. If we consider Quran guidance, Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran:
“No mother should be harmed through her child and no father through his child.”
From the above-mentioned verse of Holy Quran, we can conclude that Quran has made it obligatory for the child to treat his parents with all grace and mercy.
Importance of Parents in Islam:
When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our parents. And it is true: our parents are the ones who have been with us through almost everything in our lives. Our mothers carry us for nine grueling months before we are born, and for at least eighteen years afterwards, our parents, to list a few things, take care of us, teach us, help us, and provide for us financially and academically. Without them, most of us would not be in the places we are today.
Unfortunately, however, many people do not treat their parents in the manner they deserve. Teenagers fight relentlessly with their parents, often over extremely trivial topics. Other young people ignore their parents, rather spending time with their friends or online. As we get older, we tend to forget that our parents are growing older than well, and they are pushed aside to living on their own or in nursing homes while we start our own families. Not only is this disregard unfair to our parents, it is also strictly forbidden in Islam. God has commanded us to treat our parents with utmost respect, no matter the situation we are in.
Parents Rights, According to Quran and Sunnah:
The Quranic commandments and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) guide us in the matter of respecting parents with love, respect, and kindness. Quran’s guidance is considered very important for the whole of mankind. The Quran also encourages people to respect your parents. Allah mentions that human beings must recognize their parents and that this is second only to the recognition of Allah Himself. In Holy Quran Allah Almighty beautifully explained:
“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 ‘uff’ and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say:
‘My Lord! Have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.’”
In the Holy Quran respect of parents mentioned eleven times. Allah Almighty has mentioned in every instance to recognize and to appreciate love that your parents gave to you. Regarding this Allah states in Holy Quran:
“And We have enjoined upon man goodness to parents.”
(Quran 29:8 & 46:15)
Let us pray to Allah Almighty that we do our best to respect our parents, honor them, be kind to them, and please them. So that we may gain the love of Allah Almighty.