By Shaykh Ahmad Ali
Jazakallah for the Islamic upbringing
Teaching me to refrain from sinning
Showing me right from wrong
Tarbiyyah provided all along
Saving me from doing misdeeds
Guiding me to increase good deeds
Instilling in me the desire to seek Allahs pleasure
Mum and Dad, what you did for me I cannot measure.
Oh, Allah, Look after my parents as they looked after me*
My Lord, make Jannah for them Your decree.
*My Lord! Have mercy on them as they did care for me when I was little. (Quran, Al-Isra’ v. 24)
Waathilah (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Four [types of people’s] du’a are accepted: The just leader, a man who prays for his absent brother, the prayer of the oppressed person and the one who prays for his parents.” (Kanz-ul-Ummaal 423)