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Respect for parents

Syed Nasir


Respect for parents is a norm as well as a requirement in every society. Even the primitive cultures mandated respect for parents. The unit of family is at the basis of all human development.

It revolves around an intrinsic love and respect between parents and children. The discipline and coherence that resulted from this unique relationship, and the accompanying altruistic love essentially forms the basis of all later developments into higher institutions: the clan, the tribe, the society, ultimately leading to the formation of the institution of the state.

 The relationship between parents and children is reciprocally based on mutual love and respect.

This relationship is the key to the individual happiness as well as the collective success of a society.

 Western society has been able to achieve success in arriving at a material prosperity. But in the rat race that followed, the family as a unit started decaying; the moral values diminished  As a  result, the West is confused. It is unable to handle the problems resulting from the epidemic of divorce and the broken homes, illegitimate births and the single parent family, a phenomenon of the passing Century.

Children born in adverse, unnatural environments, deprived of love often turn into criminals. The West is at a loss to find solutions to the adolescent violence stemming from the weakening of the traditional family unit.

 Is there a solution to the dilemma faced by the nations of the West? Is there a way out of this chaos? Yes. It is there provided the West is willing to submit to the will of the Creator, the One and only One God.

There is light at the end of the tunnel and that light is the Quran and its eternal message that provides solution to all human problems.


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