Dad, it’s your day!!!

By Nanauzir

Allah SWT stated in Al-Quran

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents,  good  treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as] ‘uff’ [i.e., an expression of irritation or disapproval] and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say: ‘My Lord! Have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was small.'” (Quran 17:23-24)

The Almighty requires us to be good to our parents. He never said only be good to your mother or to your father. So, it shows that Allah has equally placed our parents in terms of obedience, love, respect and appreciation. Hence, we are not supposed to be biased to our parents because without any of them we won’t exist in this world or we won’t be who we are today.

I believe each and every parent, be it a mother or a father, wants the best for us.

It’s undeniable, some people might not talk to their dads for years, some might hold grudges to their father for what he had done in their past lives. But they never know if the father would ever make du’a (pray) for their long life happiness, they never know if the father missed listening to their voice, or missed being called a dad from their own flesh blood.

Some might think he is just a father or a husband to our mother.

We quickly forget to appreciate all the little and big things he has done for us, especially as we get older and move farther away from home. But that’s the wonderful thing about a dad. No matter where we are in our lives, he will be there for us in an instant. Our happiness is more than a pay cheque. Trust me. He has special kind of love that beats grudges and mistakes.

If May belongs to Mother’s Day, June is for Dad’s. The date when Father’s Day is celebrated varies from countries to countries.

True, we do not need a very specific date to celebrate our parents but why not on this specific date we spend our time with them? Because, sometimes we forget as we grow up they also grow older. We do not know when we have the chance to appreciate them as parents.

Fortunately, I am very close to my father. He is my best friend although he would embarrass me in front of my friends. He might lack self-awareness or give cheesy text messages but he is there when I am weak. He would forgive me when I broke his glasses or crashed his car. He is always there encouraging me to work hard and to give fullest attention to my studies.

There are so many things I would thank him for, especially he always stands behind me, he is my support (financial) system. I am thankful for the unconditional love that he gave me and my family and for making me laugh when I am upset and putting things into proper perspectives. No one comforts quite like a dad does.

Before it’s too late, I would like to wish all the greatest fathers out there, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! YOU ARE A REAL BLESSING!

My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction.” (Quran 71:28)

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