Parents

Posted: April 29, 2009 in Ahh moments, Parents

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah who has blessed all of us with nurturing parents. I was listening to a lecture yesterday and in it the shaykh spoke of how one of the best things is to love, but what is greater is to have the love of someone. To know that someone truly loves is a remarkable things, and indeed no one can love you or care for you as your family would ever. Subhana’Allah, we’ve come to the first Juz in Baqarah (test time ahhhh), but also a benchmark for me…subhana’Allah, as I told one friend of mine when asked of my days and my daily schedule, I told her some days I don’t want to get out of bed. 🙂 Alhamdulilah, and thats just the beauty of life. Alhamdulilah! Keeping up with Al-huda classes has been tough but so rewarding, it is times like these..ahhh moments, understanding ayahs, and truly feeling it in the heart and let it sink in..thats when I think this is good, this is really really good, this is the stuff of life! So, todays ayahs was remarkable and in it was an awesome reminder for all of us.

Without further ado…here it is:

Waith akhathna meethaqa banee israeela la taAAbudoona illa Allaha wabialwalidayni ihsanan wathee alqurba waalyatama waalmasakeeni waqooloo lilnnasi husnan waaqeemoo alssalata waatoo alzzakata thumma tawallaytum illa qaleelan minkum waantum muAAridoona

2:83 And remember We took a covenant from the Children of Israel (to this effect): Worship none but Allah. treat with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast in prayer; and practise regular charity. Then did ye turn back, except a few among you, and ye backslide (even now).

Wa Bi Wallidayni: and with the two parents, duel of the word waalid: waalid-one who gives birth, waaw laam daal. Waladah-to give birth, to have children. The two whose child a person is-mother and father.

Ihsaanaa: utmost good: root: haa seen noon: husn-beauty. Ihsaan means to do something beautifully. Ihsaan is towards Allah and towards people as well. Worshiping Allah in a beautiful manner, and for the people is to do more than expected, do more than they deserve. Ihsaan is not something you give back-meaning you don’t expect something back for doing it. Also, it is when the other person treats you in a bad way, you still remain good to them-your dealing is with Allah and reward lies with Him. We know we have to be good to our parents, doing good to our parents doesn’t mean paying them back for their love and affection-it means being good to them and obey them all the time. It means doing good in different ways and thinking that you’ve never done enough, because the moment you start thinking you pay them back , you think you’ve done enough. (story of the man who took his mother for hajj, put her on his back, and though he had done enough). Always do different things and in different ways for your parents. This means being good to them, being dutiful to them, being obedient to them, and even praying forgiveness for them, also includes being good to those whom they love. Keeping company with them and with those they love and keeping relations with those whom they love.

Till next time, may we all be joined in Al-Firdous!

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