Question:What are the recommendations of the Holy Quran with respect to parents? Answer: Respecting parents and showing the proper behavior towards them are issues that are considered very important to Allah (SWT). As a result, a considerable number of verses in the Holy Quran and narrations from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his progeny are dedicated about parents. In browsing these verses and narrations, one may find that many of the explanations and expressions about respect to parents are very astonishing, and are not said about other topics.
Birthday of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (PBUH)
An old man entered the mosque. His clothes were torn and worn out, and his weakness prevented him from standing straight. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) addressed him warmly after the afternoon prayer, asking about his health.
The old man said: Oh Prophet of Allah, I am hungry, please feed me; I have no clothes, please clothe me; I am poor, have mercy upon me....