Reproduced herewith the message regarding respect for elderlies taken from above poster as seen at Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center, Hong Kong:
"Muslims, by faith are expected to respect and care for the elderly. It is quite common to find children, parents, grandparents and sometimes great grandparents all living together in one large home. In Islam serving one's parents is a duty second only to worshipping God. It is considered despicable to express any irritation when through no fault of their own, the old become difficult to handle."
"God says in the Quran: 'Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and be kind to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, do not even say uff to them or scold them but speak to them in terms of honor and kindness. Lower to them the wing of humility and say: 'My Lord, have mercy on them for they did care for me when I was young." (Quran 17:23-4)
|Loving elderly couple on board Hong Kong Star Ferry|
May we grow old with dignity and increased wisdom. And be like musk.
"A wise man once asked: who do you value most among people? He replied: The one whose manners are most noble, whose company is most beneficial, whose intention is most pure, whose parting is most difficult to bear and who is like musk, the older it becomes the more valuable it is."
- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Credit: SHY quote via AidaShaiza FB