true path, the attention of the reciters of the Qur'an is firmly drawntowards the rights of parents. Allama Ibn Manzoor writes that whenthe order is given by Allah Ta'ala, then it is our duty to ensure thatwe carry it out. In the preceding ayahs we are ordered time andagain to serve, to obey and to make both our parents happy.From these ayahs we also see that the status and rights of a motherexceed the rights of the father. There is reference to the pain andsuffering that she goes through. As soon as the foetus is placed inthe mother's womb, her whole body begins to compensate for thewell being of the unborn child. Her own health suffers. Her sleep,diet and many other activities are adversely affected. She suffersfrom ill- health and this pain and suffering increases day by day. Atthe time of the birth of the child the mother suffers tremendouspain and agony, up to the point that she feels like she is almostdying.After this suffering a new chapter opens, one where she has to carefor the child, feed him, clothe him and care for him all night long inthe event of illness. She sacrifices her sleep happily for the sake of the child. All of these burdens are taken on by the mother. Aftermentioning all these troubles, we are shown that the rights of themother exceed the rights of the father. Further detail on this isprovided in the following pages.
The Pleasure of The Parents Is The Pleasure of Allah Ta'ala
Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umar radiallaho ta'ala anhuma narrates thatRasool Allah sallalaho alaihe wasallam said, "Allah's pleasure is inthe pleasure of the parents, and Allah's displeasure is in thedispleasure of the parents."My Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam's beloved devotees!Our Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam has shown us one of the ways to please our Lord. That is if you want Allah Ta'ala to bepleased with you, then the easy way to do this is to ensure that youkeep your parents happy. To keep our parents happy, to ensure theirpleasure, is not a difficult task. Many people spend a great deal of time trying to please the whole world, but are negligent when itcome to pleasing their parents. Similarly, people are worried if theirfriends are upset, but do not care if their parents are upset or in