Islam is a religion of peace. It envisions the humanity as an institution whose core institution is a family that includes parents role for children. That is why it becomes all more significant to build up the relationship of parent-children ties. Thus the social fabric of Muslim community continues to be intact inside the border of Islamic society. Quran has numerous verses that replete with the commandments to both children as well as parents to understand their obligations and responsibilities coupled with proper etiquettes comprising of social interaction. In Quran Surah Israel verse 23 Allah Said:
Islam explains the spirit of parenting in the true manner in which it makes us realize that kids are not glitter and pomp of our worldly life but a trust given to us by Allah Almighty. In Surah AL Kahf Allah further explains the reality of this relationship in following words:
Children are a big blessing from Allah swt, and our lives are enlightened by taking this trust from Allah swt pretty serious. By grooming our kids according to Allah’s will who ordered us to take care of this valuable investment, we can protect ourselves and them from the dangers of hellfire.
Mutual Gain and Loss
An ideal Islamic society can be achieved if the children are nurtured according to the Islamic teachings. However, raising kids is a big test of Allah swt and an examination to check parent’s commitment towards this important obligation. Allah swt stated in Surah At Taghbun verse 15:
The success in this test establishes harmony and peace in the child-parent relationship. Children will give the love and respect to their elders and parents will keep earning good deeds in their lives and after their death due to pious and righteous progeny. That is how parents get their reward as Allah, and Prophet Muhammad PBUH promised.
Pleasure of Parents is Pleasure of Allah swt
Good behavior towards parents is the part of faith. This shows the significance of being dutiful towards parents. Children need to show the exemplary attitude towards their parents. Allah swt explains the severity of this issue in following verse of Surah Israel verse 23-24:
Allah swt stresses that fact that pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of parents and happiness of Allah is in the happiness of parents.
Children are bound to be completely obedient towards parents until they order something against Islamic teaching and Sunnah. The significance of total submission can be deduced from following saying of Prophet Muhammad PBUH:
May Allah swt for his mercy upon our parents and bind our heart together. Ameen