Ramadan 2021/1442AH — Juz 26 — Parents
“We have commanded man to be good to his parents—his mother struggled to carry him and struggled to give birth to him; his bearing and weaning took a full thirty months—and when he has grown to manhood and reached the age of forty to say, "Lord, help me to be truly grateful for Your favours to me and to my parents; help me to do good work that pleases You; make my offspring good. I turn to You; I am one of those who devote themselves to You." We accept from such people the best of what they do and We overlook their bad deeds. They will be among the people of Paradise—the true promise that has been given to them.” — 46:15
Allah commands goodness to our parents, not just from gratitude but also as it is the right thing to do.
One of the biggest regrets people have in later life is that they didn’t thank their parents enough when they were younger. Another regret people have later is that they argued too much or said hurtful things to their parents when they were still alive.
This can easily happen if emotions flare and people are angry but in hindsight we can see how much those we love have done for us; and deep down the mutual love that exists between family. We focus on remembering the countless positive and caring aspects of our relationship. Being thankful to our parents and to Allah for blessing us with them.
"He who does not thank the people is not thankful to Allah." - Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)