Mehwish Pall

God says in the Holy Qur’an:

Thy Lord has commanded, “Worship none but Him, and show kindness to parents” (17:25).

The importance of parents is highlighted in the Qur’an numerous times. Without a doubt, the bond between a father and his child is very special and important. Growing up in a household of all girls, my dad never made us feel like he needed a son. My sisters and I were both his son and daughters.

It was my father who taught me what it means to work hard and to be patient. He taught me to never give up and always believe in God. Most importantly, he created a special bond with me which I carry with me 27 years later.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads, dads to be and those who wish to be dads! You are loved, appreciated and honored!

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Growing up with a concerned, loving, and hard-working mother, I can’t imagine a life without her. I think many can relate to this. Motherhood is indeed a challenging job but there is a reason why women have been given this difficult but rewarding task. In fact, in Islam, women have been given the utmost respect due to this honorable title. The Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) stated:

“Paradise lies under the feet of mothers.”

This may just be a 7-word sentence, but these 7 words beautifully depict the importance and high status of a mother. A mother sacrifices for her children. She will give up her own life to protect her children. She will go above and beyond to always make sure her children are safe and happy. If this is not pure love, then what is?

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