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.
The Appointment of the Great Prophet of Islam (PBUH&HP)
During the time of the great Prophet’s appointment only one sixth of the population in Arabian Peninsula lived in the cities; the majority of people were Bedouins who lived in tents out in the deserts. Their teamwork was to murder and usurp; their friends was their sword and camel. One of the poets of that time recited: Our work is to loot and attack on the neighbor and seldom if we don’t find one other than our own brother, then we shall loot him.