Respect of parents is a primary and sacred obligation. If you do not respect your parents, you are disobeying God Almighty. Those who treat their parents badly eventually are treated badly by others.
How can you compensate for their past years, their childhood and youth which are already left behind? How can you console them for the loss of their beloved ones, their friends, spouses, children or grandchildren who went to the other world before them? How can you remove from their hearts the fear of death and the grave, which they are approaching day by day? Continue reading “Elderly People and Resurrection”
“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).”
A 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.