Saturday, 7 May 2016

Who is number one, father or mother????

Who is number one,
father or mother????

– Is it right for someone to have a
preference between his father and mother?
– There is no known father or mother in this
world who will have the same love and
affection for all his or her children
– Having affection more for a particular
person over the other comes naturally or
environmentally induced
A happy mother in between her two children
Some people believe male children tend to
love their mother more than they love their
father, while another set of people think and
feel that daughters are much closer to their
father than their mother. However, this
scenario is not always the case.

In trying to know if a child could love one
parent over the other, the Glorious Qur’an
first states some things about a child’s
duties to his parents. In chapter 17, verses
23 and 24 of the Book of Allaah (Azza
Wajjal), the Creator of the heavens and earth
“And your Lord has decreed that you should
not worship any other creature or thing except
Him, and to parents, that is both of them, give
them good treatments, whether one or both of
them, when they reach old age, while living
with you. Say not to them degrading words
and do not repel them, but speak to them a
noble word.
“And lower to them the wing of humility, out of
mercy, and say: My Lord, have mercy upon
them, as they brought me up when I was a
little child.”
The above two verses point out the fact that
our parents are our number one any day,
any time.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his
noble soul) in many parts of his Hadith,
instructed and advised his Ummah
(followings) to obey their parents and be
kind to them. A person can only disobey his
parents, when they call him to practise Shirk
(polytheism), in case both of them or one of
them is a polytheist or unbeliever in the
Glorious Qur’an and Hadith.
There was a time Allaah sent Angel Jibril to
his Messenger regarding the importance of
parents. When the angel said Allaah will not
shower His mercies on a defiant child,
Rasuulu laah said Aameen to the request.
This shows how great the gravity of a sin
against our parents is.
There was a time a person came to ask the
Prophet of Allaah, who he should do good to
first. The Prophet replied, ‘your mother.’ The
man asked, who the next person should be,
Prophet Muhammad also said, ‘your mother,’
and said the same thing the third time
before he mentioned, ‘father,’ the fourth
It is from this particular scenario that shows
why Muslims should always buy things first
for their mother, before their father.
Therefore, it is not partiality, but what Allaah
has made to be so, due to how mothers
suffer more on the children than fathers.
Happy weekend