We, humans, have been immensely blessed by countless blessings of Allah S.W.T in our life. Allah has fairly compensated our shortcomings with his mercy and justice. However, there is one huge blessing among trillions of others that He has bestowed upon every human being in the form of Parents. Parents play a significant role in our lives, guiding us through the ups and downs, and shaping us into the individuals we become. They are truly a blessing in disguise. In this article, we will explore the invaluable impact parents have on their children’s lives and the profound influence they have on their personal growth and development.
Parents Are The Most Loving Relation:
Mother and Father, these two blood relations are probably the most noble and loving relations that have ever existed on this planet. It is, no doubt, the parental love that is the strongest fondness in this world after the love and affection of Allah S.W.T. Parents are such blessed creatures of Allah S.W.T. who are granted strong hearts and affectionate souls. despite all those hardships that they face during their children’s brought up. they would always lay their lives willingly for their children at any moment of life. Parents are like those great tall trees which never lose their shadows even if they are living their last age.
Allah S.W.T. has not just made good and fair but a blessing for their offspring in this world but also the other world. Allah has told us many ways to seek his love, kindness, and forgiveness. and He has mentioned repeatedly that care and love for parents is one of those many ways. Good behavior with them has such significance in the eyes of Allah S.W.T.
Imam as-Sadiq (R.A) said:
“The best deeds are Salat in its stipulated hour, goodness towards parents, and Jihad in the way of Allah.”
Allah has repeatedly mentioned in Quran to be kind to our parents and to keep ourselves from maltreating them or disobeying them on righteous matters.
وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا
“And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him. and that you shall show goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you. say not to them (so much as) “Ugh” nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word.”
Allah S.W.T, the most beneficent and generous, has also promised such bounties and rewards in response to every act of kindness that we ever do to our parents.
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:
“Every righteous child who casts a look of mercy and affection upon his parents shall be granted. for every look of his, rewards equivalent to that of an accepted Hajj.”
Those around the Prophet questioned:
“O’ Prophet of Allah! Even if he were to look at them a hundred times a day?”
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) replied:
“Indeed! Allah is the Greatest and Most Kind.”
Parents Are a Great Blessing
Indeed, Mother and Father are the greatest blessings of Allah S.W.T. Hence we should never be ungrateful to our parents as it is deemed as ungrateful to Allah. It is for sure that no worship can take us faster towards Allah’s happiness than showing respect and devotion to our Muslim parents. Our parents are like a shield that protects us not just in this world but also hereafter by the grace and will of Allah. They deserve our love and full obedience. They deserve respect and honor for our parents are really “a blessing in disguise” for each of us.
The Foundation of Love and Support
They are the foundation of love and support in a child’s life. From the moment we enter this world, they provide us with unconditional love, care, and protection. They are there to celebrate our successes, wipe away our tears, and offer guidance during challenging times. This unwavering support forms the bedrock of our emotional well-being and enables us to thrive.
Nurturing Our Growth
As we navigate through life, parents play a crucial role in nurturing our growth. They teach us essential life skills, instill values, and impart wisdom that helps us make informed decisions. Whether it’s teaching us how to tie our shoelaces or guiding us through complex moral dilemmas, their presence, and guidance are instrumental in shaping our character and building resilience.
Shaping Our Beliefs and Values
Parents are our first teachers, shaping our beliefs and values. Through their words, actions, and behavior, they provide us with a moral compass. They impart important life lessons, teaching us the difference between right and wrong, and the importance of honesty, empathy, and compassion. These values become ingrained in us, guiding our actions and shaping our interactions with others.
A Source of Inspiration
Parents serve as a source of inspiration in our lives. Their dedication, hard work, and sacrifices motivate us to strive for greatness. They lead by example, demonstrating the importance of perseverance, determination, and resilience. Their unwavering support and belief in our abilities fuel our ambitions, empowering us to chase our dreams and overcome obstacles.
The love they have for their children is unparalleled. It transcends all boundaries and is not contingent on achievements or success. They love us for who we are, accepting our flaws and embracing our individuality. This unconditional love provides us with a sense of security and confidence, allowing us to explore the world and take risks, knowing that we have a haven to return to.