Favours of Our Parents – illustrated – Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Your parents did more for you than you can ever do for them. Your mother held you inside her body and sacrifice her own blood to bring you into this world. She almost die to get you here.
Your father provided for you at a time where you couldn’t even feed yourself. You couldn’t clean yourself, you couldn’t shelter yourself. He provided for you. He provided for your education, he took care of you. And actually taking care of your mother is a favor to you. When your father took care of your mother, it’s part of his Ihsan on you.
Why am I saying that? Because when Allah Azza wa Jalla describes Musa alayhis salam and HE describes the Favours.
“Wa laqod manannaa ‘alaika marrotan ukhroo.” (QS Ta Ha verse 37)
We’ve done you other favors too.
And… part of the favors Allah had done to him. We return you to your mom.
“Kai taqorro ‘ainuhaa wa laa tahzan.” (QS Al Qasas verse 13)
So she wouldn’t cry, so her eyes could be come cool, so she wouldn’t be sad anymore. When Allah took care of his mom, Allah is saying, “I was doing you a favour.”
So when good is done to your mother, that actually that is the favour on you. You owe your father, not just for “I know my Mom took care of me, but Dad never did anything.”
The fact that he provided for your mom, for the both of you. The fact that he did that, the fact that he is a husband to her. That’s actually in and of itself, it’s the favor you can’t pay back even if he did nothing else. Even if he did nothing else.
So in all the other relationship is as though you have to do the good to them. But in this one, in the one to parents, you’re constantly paying back an impossible debt. It’s an impossible debt, and we’re gonna be in debt for entire life and still not be able to pay.
That’s why the best you can do still isn’t enough. But try your best anyway, that’s why “Birrul waalidaini ihsanaa“.
Subtitle: NAK Indonesia
Indonesian Transcript: https://nakindonesia.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/kebaikan-orang-tua-kita