السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Thursday 28th October 2021/22 Rabī’ ul-Awwal 1443 H.
Let’s talk about Parent’s House today.
A friend sent me a message, which I found very emotional and true. Maybe you have already received it, as it did the rounds on WhatsApp.
Maybe you didn’t. Let me share the message with you first.
By Khalil Gibran
It’s the only house where you can go to dozens of times without an invitation.
The only house where you can put the key in the door and enter directly.
The house that has loving eyes that stare at the door until they see you.
The house which reminds you of your care free days, stability and your happiness during your childhood.
The house in which your presence and look at your mother’s and father’s faces is for you a bliss and your conversation with them is a reward.
The house that if you do not go, the hearts of its owners will shrink.
The house in which two candles were burnt to light up the world and fill your life with happiness and joy.
The house where the dining table is pure for you and has no hypocrisy.
The house that if the food time arrives and you don’t eat, the hearts of its owners will be broken and annoyed.
The house that offers you all the laughs & happiness.
Oh Children, find out the value of these houses before it’s too late.
Lucky are those who have their parent’s house to go to.
The message is self explanatory. What a wonderful gift parents are. Their love and care for their children is endless. My message today is simple. For those who are staying with parents (even married couples), if circumstances allow, then remain with your parents for as long as possible.
If you are living separately, then try and visit daily, or as much as possible. Visit them as a family so that the children can get to know and value their grandparents.
Finally, for those who have lost either one or both parents, try your utmost best to visit their resting place as much as possible, especially every Friday. Pray for them and do as much Īsāl ath-Thawāb as possible for them.
Remember, if it wasn’t because of their sacrifices, then we may not be where we are today.
Almighty Allāh give us all the ability to look after and care for our parents, Āmeen. For those parents who have left this world, may The Amighty convert all their resting places into Gardens of Jannat ul-Firdaus, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala