…and be good to parents…” (Qur’an 2:83)

…and (show) kindness unto parents…” (Qur’an 4:36)

…and that you do good to parents…” (Qur’an 6:151)

35 ways to respect your parents! Must read!

  1. Put away your phone in their presence
  2. Pay attention to what they are saying
  3. Accept their opinions
  4. Engage in conversations
  5. Look at them with respect
  6. Always praise them
  7. Share good news with them
  8. Avoid sharing bad news with them
  9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones
  10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did
  11. If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time they’re telling it
  12. Don’t bring up painful memories from the past
  13. Avoid side conversations in their presence
  14. Sit respectfully around them
  15. Don’t belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts
  16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak
  17. Respect their age
  18. Avoid hitting/disciplining their grandchildren around them
  19. Accept their advice and opinion
  20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present
  21. Avoid raising your voice at them
  22. Avoid walking ahead of them
  23. Avoid eating before them
  24. Avoid glaring at them
  25. Fill them with your appreciation even when they don’t think they deserve it
  26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back towards them
  27. Don’t speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too
  28. Keep them in your prayers, always
  29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence
  30. Avoid laughing at their faults/mistakes
  31. Do a task before they ask you to do
  32. Visit them often
  33. Choose your words carefully while talking with them
  34. Do not call them by their names
  35. Make them your priority above anything

Parents are a treasure on Earth and sooner than you think, that treasure will be taken away from you. Appreciate your parents while you still can!

My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” (Qur’an 17:23-24)

…(O’ Prophet), tell them that whatever (wealth) ye spend, it is (primarily) for parents and relatives…” (Qur’an 2:215)

And We exhorted man to do good to parents.” (Qur’an 46:15)

Today let’s make loads of duas for our beloved parents, alive or deceased.

Let us pray that we will all do our best to respect our parents, honor them, be kind to them, help them, and please them for the love of Allah! InshaAllah!

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