Weekly Reminder #30
Treating parents well (birul-waalidayn) seems like common sense, but do we really know what it means to be good to our parents? Even more important, do we ask ourselves regularly if we are living up to the high standard of parental treatment Allah sets for us in the Qur'aan? Ad-Duha Challenge In this week's ayah, Allah cautions us not to utter even an 'uff' (a slight sound of exasperation or irritation) towards our parents. So, let's ask ourselves... Do we do that? Or do we do even worse? For example, do we avoid conversations with our parents (in person or over the phone) because it will take too long or be boring? Isn't that worse than an 'uff'? Do we delay responding to them because we think they will ask us to do something we don't want to? Isn't that worse than an 'uff'? Do we force ourselves to listen but show (through our tone or words) that we are just tolerating them? Isn't that worse than an 'uff'? May Allah help us to honor our parents in the best way and protect us from treating them in a way that angers Him.