Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. Whether one or both attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say, “my Lord! bestow on them Your Mercy, even as they cherished me in childhood.”(Qur’an 17: 23, 24)
It is no easy task to balance both your home and school life.Many parents don’t realize the huge time commitment of going to college— between classes, Islamic meetings, and hanging out after jummah. Can’t they really expect us to be perfect daughters and sons? The real problem is that many of us don’t realize that striving to achieve perfection in our relationship with our parents is a sacred responsibility and a divine decree. This lecture explores how maintaining a relationship of love and mercy with your parents is a stepping stone in bettering one’s self and thereby bettering the community.