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.
Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (PBUH)
The entire period of the short life of Lady Fatimah (PBUH) after the demise of her father (PBUH&HP) was spent in confronting the ruling government and opposing their hostile actions. During this period, Lady Fatimah (PBUH) used every means she had for this purpose. Whenever possible, she expressed her objection, and if the condition was suitable she delivered sermons; one day she publicly declared her opposition, and the other day she refused to meet with the rulers; eventually, her will was not to allow the rulers to participate in her funeral or pray on her body. Finally, by ordering to be buried secretly (and hiding her grave), she engrave an eternal sign of illegitimacy on the government.