Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Selfless Love and Respect towards Parents

The place of parents in Islam is quite high in Islam. We rarely see any old houses for old parents in the Muslim countries. This is quite misunderstood by many people as think that probably Muslims don’t have any place for the old in there society.

The most difficult time of parents is when they get helpless and old. This is the time when they need to be cared for as they can’t help themselves. This is the time when Allah in the holy Quran at many places has asked the mankind to take care of there parents.

Muslim parents stay with there children as they get old this is the reason that we don’t see old peoples home in the Muslim countries. Parents are not left with other people rather they are taken care of by there children as they get old. It is considers as an honor and gives spiritual growth to a person when he honors and cares for the respect of his parents. Thy should be treated with merci, benevolence and selflessness.

God has said:

Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, “My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small.” (Quran, 17:23-24)