Sura Al-Ahqaf (46) 19/07/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 46 (Ahqaf)

*Response to parents*

Verse 17
“But (there is one) who says to his parents, Fie on you! Do ye hold out the promise to me that I shall be raised up, even though generations have passed before me (without rising again)? And they two seek Allah’s aid, (and rebuke the son): Woe to thee! Have Faith! For the promise of Allah is true. But he says, This is nothing but tales of the ancients!”

Children often see their parents as old fashioned and refuse to listen to their calling to the way of Allah swt. Their rejection of Allah swt leads them to act disrespectfully towards their parents. This verse is a reminder to parents to seek Allah’s aid and keep reminding their kids of their eventual accountability to Allah swt despite whatever opposition the child may display.

Cross reference Surah 46 verse 15
“We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, He says, O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for thy favour which Thou has bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

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