Surah Luqman (31) 21/02/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Do not be a blind follower

Verse 14 And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.

Verse 15 “But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did.”

Respect and gratitude towards parents is akin to showing Gratitude to Allah SWT.
We have an obligation to treat our parents kindly irrespective of their ideological leanings .This verse also emphasizes a very  important theme of the Quran – verifying information and not just blindly following even if it is from our parents or so called leaders of religion(Ulema)

cross ref 17:36
And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah