|Abdul Malik Al-Qasim
Kindness to Parents is a very enlightening booklet by Abdul Malik Al-Qasim. He has collected several stories and narrations that demonstrate the Birr (being dutiful) and kindness to our righteous Salaf towards their parents` needs and necessities,in obedience to Allah`s worship insincerity. He refers from the Noble Qur`an that a man is never allowed to say `Uff` (fie) if he smells a bad order coming from his parents or one of them. The author has exposed shortcomings and errors of many among us who do not preserve the rights of their parents
Motherhood is one of the most natural things in the world yet most of us are still unsure regarding the responsibilities as a mother. Islam is a complete religion that touches upon every aspect of life. It's the only religion that has left for its believers a complete guidance on life. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
قد تركتكم على البيضاءِ ليلُها كنهارِها
“I am leaving you upon a (path of) brightness whose night is like its day.”(ابن ماجه: 43)
Islam has never left its followers in any ambiguity about how mothers should raise their children. The guidance in regards to a mother’s duty to her child is to raise the babies as the culture and rules of society but not according to the method of the Jewish and the Christians in order to avoid their resemblance. The only thing which mothers have to follow while raising their child in the light of Islam is to do what is the best for them according to the cultures and rules of society but with moderation.