Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lower to Them the Wing of Humility

Today Alhamdu Lillah I had a nice chat a few moments ago with my dada, my grandfather.

My dada suffers from both Parkinsons and Alzheimers, which makes it very difficult for people to deal with him. This is Alhamdu Lillah where my father comes in. Although my father too is now at an age where he should probably relax and let his children do his khidmat, he takes care of my dada as if he is the parent and my dada is the child. This is to the extent that he even helps him wash his face and feed him.

I hope Insha Allah Ta'aala that myself and my siblings will one day be able to reciprocate to our parents in the same way we see our parents take care of their elders.

وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِنْدَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُلْ لَهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُلْ لَهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا

 وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُلْ رَبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

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 honour.

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."

~Al Israa- 23,24


  1. Aslm wr wb...

    maashAllah you are so blessed to belong to such a pious family, sister, such a touching instance. Reminds me of my own duties to my parents, none is as precious as them after Allah swt and Huzoor saws.

    I have heard from the context of a hadith shareef that for a person who does kidmat of an elderly person(wont it be very blessed if its ones own father), Allah swt will raise an youngster who will do his kidmat in his old age...I have heard that ulema-e-ikraam say this hadith shareef has the bashaarat for long first one has to grow old for the youngster to arrive and do the kidmat....somehow this hadith shareef came across my mind...

    may Allah swt bless us all with the taufeeq to be able to make our parents raazi and happy with our akhlaaq and kidmat.

  2. Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

    Jazakumullahu Khairan wa Ahsanul Jazaa for posting, especially the second paragraph. I never heard this before, and SubhaanAllah it makes me feel very happy.

    Ameen to the du'aa.