Narrated Abdullah ibn Amribn al-‘As: A man came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: I came to you to take the oath of allegiance to you on emigration, and I left my parents weeping. He (the Prophet) said: Return to them and make them laugh as you made them weep.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 14 Hadith 2522
No matter what your beliefs are, I believe that all of us can learn a thing or two from this hadith after the rights of your parents.
Parents come first. Many of us in this day and age tends to forget that.
We push them aside thinking that they are annoying, naggy, not up to our expectations and so on…
However, we have forgotten that they were the ones who brought us into this world, they were the ones that feed and protect us when we were weak and powerless. They sacrificed their lives to raising us.
But no, we have forgotten all of that. We put their happiness secondary and put ours first.
I know, I have been saying that all of us should strive for our dreams despite what others say but that does not mean that we push our parents’ dreams for us aside. We should talk to them, communicate and reach a common ground. They at least deserve that.
Their happiness comes first and I cannot stress that enough. We should strive to make them happy as long as they are alive. We owe them that.
I’m sure, when we become parents, we would want our children to be the coolness of our eyes. We want them to make us happy. So, shouldn’t we do the same for our parents?