Happy Father's Day: Islam orders us to honor our parents everyday
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and the influence of fatherhood in family and society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of June.
The holiday complements similar celebrations around the world honoring family members, such as Mother's Day.
In Most countries, including in Nigeria, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
In Iran and several Muslim-majority nations, it is celebrated on the 13th day of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar.
Through the teachings of Islam, Muslims are taught that parents are one of greatest blessings in any person’s life and we can never fully repay them and return their favor.
Their struggles and difficulties endured through your upbringing, especially the mother – enduring through 9 months of pregnancy, laboring through birth, sacrificing her comfort and sleep, cannot be repaid.
Islam commands us to respect and obey our parents, especially mothers. Allah commands us not even to say “Uff!” to our parents, which is a very minor word of annoyance. Anything worse than that is obviously prohibited. Our respect for our parents should be impeccable in every circumstance, to the best of our ability.
Allah also commands humans to be good to their parents, even if they are unbelievers and command us to commit sins.
Chapter 4, verse 36 of the Quran says: "Worship Allah and associate nothing with him, and be good to parents."
In chapter 17, verse 23, Allah says: “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour”.