Do We Have to Take Responsibility for Our Parents When They get Elderly?

“Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. ” And out of kindness, lower the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Sustainer! Bestow on them Your mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.’ Your Sustainer knows best what is in your hearts: if you do deeds of righteousness, indeed he is the Most Forgiving to those who turn to Him again and again [in true penitence] (17:23-25).”

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A tribute to mothers

A tribute to mothersA mother is a blessed saintly being in her own world. The Ka‘ba is the spirit, meaning, essence, and atlas of the entire reality of the universe; Mecca is the same for all places, and the mind for the entire body; so too a mother is the spirit, meaning, essence, and atlas for the smallest unit of a society, i.e., the family; she is its foundation, pillar, essence, and a most important material of the Creative Power. In a home, everything centers around her, enwraps her, and turns into her. As for the mother, she always revolves around her own axis, like the North Star and follows an orbit that extends above the firmaments.

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