"We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth"
When you are born, your parents wake up every few hours to check either you are safe and sleep soundly,
When the time to bath, you splash the water to them and they never get mad at you,
When you are small, you demand their attention all the time and they duly fulfill that,
When you are sick, they rush you to hospital while forgetting that they are still in their pyjamas,
The day you 1st step into pre-school, they stay late at night and wake up much early in the morning to make sure everything are well prepared for you,
You came back from school with a dirty shirt but they never complain and get you to bed for a afternoon nap while they prepare food for you and wash your clothes,
When you are in your secondary school, your circle of friends expanded and you start to mock your parent for being old school and outdated,
They work hard day and night just to ensure that you can enroll and study in college or university and they never complained,
Even the day they felt sick they still went to work just to put some food on the table for all of you and siblings,
When you are in your University, you are influence by your friends and you start asking your parents for more money to buy the latest gadget and the most updated clothes and they transfer the money to you while they themselves are still wearing the same shirt they bought few years back,
Now, you have graduated and secure a job but you need to buy a car and move out, they bought you a car and pay for your 1st few month rental without asking for any return,
Your parents’ calls you but you are too busy to answer their call and don’t ever bother to call them back- THEY MISS YOU but you never did,
It been few months you didn’t went home to visit them but just merely giving them few call that last only less than a minutes each but you can spend hour talking to your friends in “mamak’ while your parents thinking about you,
You receive a call that your parents are sick and instead of getting worried you told them to go to the nearby clinic and they should be fine but we didn’t realize that we are the Doctor for them and not the clinic, THEY WANT TO SEE AND TOUCH US BADLY, THEY MISS US….
One day, you receive a call from your father early in the morning and you are too tired from your outing with your friends and switch off your phone and continue your sleep,
You went to work and only remember that your father call early in the morning and only call him back in the afternoon and your heard in the background people are crying and you ask;
“What happen dad?” and your father reply “Your mum has leaved us forever son. She is back with her Creator…..”
You couldn’t believe it! You world stopped!!! You are clueless!
IS TOO LATE…. All your memory of what your mother has do for you all this while suddenly re-appear in your mind when before this the only thing you remember are your very own world – friends & careers!!
How you wish that you can rewind few years back so you can treat your mother better. We have forgotten that Allah has reminded us;
“By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), Verily Man is in loss, Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.”
How our parents pray for us and we shall pray even more for them and love them unconditional.
"Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood”
You should even love your parents even they are NOT YET A MUSLIM as Prophet Muhammad s.a.w says;
It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah of her arrival and also that she needed help. He said: Be good to your mother
Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah,'s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said :
“Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand ? He said : Your mother. He again said : Then who (is the next one) ? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one) ? He (the Holy Prophet) said : Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father".
Now what you going to do after reading this? Will you still continue your daily routine or will you start to make a call to your parents and told them how much you miss and love them? When you meet your parents, give them a warm hug just like how they warm us when we are baby and whisper to them that
“Mum, Dad thank you for all the sacrifice you have make and I love you for the sake of Allah and May Allah group us again in Jannah (Paradise) as ONE FAMILY”
My heart tremble and my sadness around me while I writing this. I can only pray to Allah to grant my beloved parents & family hidayah so we are not only family here in this world but also as family in HIS Jannah. We convey the message and Allah is the one who give Guidance.
Dedicated to my beloved parents. I love you for the sake of Allah and May Allah bestows upon us His blessing and Hidayah (guidance). Please pray for me as well…