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Advice for Muslim Men: Balancing Mother’s & Wife’s Rights

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

22:5

O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily! We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge i.e. offspring of Adam), then from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood) then from a little lump of flesh,— some formed and some unformed (as in the case of miscarriage), that We may make (it) clear to you (i.e. to show you Our Power and Ability to do what We will). And We cause whom We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed term, then We bring you out as infants,then (give you growth) that you may reach your age of full strength. And among you there is he who dies (young), and among you there is he who is brought back to the miserable old age, so that he knows nothing after having known. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth).

[Surat’l Hajj, 22:5]

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Increasingly there’s a very negative trend among Muslims. Some men give no time to their parents, mothers specifically, and then suffer marital discord. We all have to return to old age if we don’t die early. Why then don’t we realize that we too will be weak one day needing love and care just as much? Why don’t we fear Allah SWT?

On the other hand, there are those who give up their wives’ rights in attempts to give their parents their rights.

Don’t love your parents because they have been kind to you. Be dutiful to them for the sake of Allah SWT. You have the opportunity of doing what most married Muslim women don’t!

And Allah SWT knows best.

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May Allah SWT forgive us for not being dutiful to our parents and all those who have rights on us. Ameen.

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