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Book 2: 

RESPECT FOR PARENTS THE ISLAMIC OUTLOOK 

   The Distinction of the Father .....

        The Prophet of Islam said: "Safeguard the love of your father as if it is a most precious heirloom. Do not forfeit that love. The loss of that love can mean that Allah may deprive you of His blessings." 

        Imam Zaynul Abidin said: A father is responsible for your existence. If he were not there. then you would also not exist. If you ever feel proud of yourself. then you should realize that your father is the source of that pride. Therefore, thank Allah for this blessing. " 

        A man came to see Imam Jafar Sadiq and said: "My father has become too old and weak. If he has to go to the bathroom. I have to carry him. " The Imam said: 'That's what you should do. If needed, you should feed him your hands. This service will stand you in good stead some day. " 

        If someone's father has missed his prayers, and his son is capable of saying those prayers, then it is his duty that he should say all those prayers his father has missed. If he is unable to do so, then he should engage another man on payment to say those prayers. The same commandment is to be observed in case the mother has missed her prayers.