Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.It is celebrated every year on third Sunday of June.

Fathers are indeed the most important part of our lives, they are the reason we born, they are the reason what we are, where we are. Being a father is easy but being a good father needs courage , Alhamdulillah our fathers have that.

 Importance of Fathers in Islam:

It is well known that Islam places a heavy emphasis on the importance of loving and respecting parents.  In fact Allah (swt) has repeatedly mentioned in the noble Qur’an that parents hold the next highest status after our Lord and beloved Prophet (s.a.w).  Allah (swt) is our supreme provider, sustainer, and protector. He uses parents as a means to provide us, as we grow, with food, shelter, clothing, guidance, and protection from harm.  As creations of Allah (swt) we can never return the favors of our Lord except by being obedient and showing gratitude.  The same can be said for parents.  As children we can never repay the countless favors of our parents accept by being obedient and showing gratitude.  Allah (swt) says in Surah 17 Ayah 23:
“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.’

Fathers are granted a uniquely respectable position in Islam. It is said that,

“God’s pleasure is in the pleasure of the father,
and God’s displeasure is in the displeasure of the father.”

Islam encourages the need to show continuous kindness, respect, care, and concern towards fathers as it can often be difficult to keep a steady balance between working, taking care of a household, and fulfilling the many roles of a parent.
Abu Hurairah always encouraged other people to be kind and good to their parents. 

One day he saw two men walking together and enquired of the younger one, “Who is this man to you?” to which the young man replied, “He is my father.”  Abu Hurairah advised him by saying, “Do not call him by his name, do not walk in front of him, and do not seat yourself before he does.”

Here are some simple ways to make your father feel special:
  1. Give Dad a day off, and help him in his work.
  2. Make Dad his favorite meal or dessert.
  3. Make Dad a memory book with family photos and each page mentioning one reason why Dad is special.
  4. Take Dad out to his favorite sporting event
  5. Give a gift that keeps on giving.  Honor your Father by making a donation in his name.  Send money to orphans or purchase school books for needy children.  This gift will make Dad happy and In shaa Allah will provide him with unlimited rewards (Sadqa-e-Jariya).
  6. Say YES and stand with firm respect on his any need.

What makes a Father:

I just love the poem, describing what makes a Father and so I'm sharing it with y'all.

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combine these qualities,
When their was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so He called it, DAD...!

According to an article from Family and Consumer Sciences, “Fathers are essential to the healthy growth and development of their children. Dads bring a unique perspective to the family and lives of their children.”

Fathers have a powerful influence on the healthy development of their daughters and sons.
  • School-aged children show significant gains in intellectual development when their fathers are involved with them as infants.
  • Involved fathers enrich their daughter’s and son’s self image.
  • Children who have involved fathers show more sense of humor, longer attention spans, and more eagerness for learning.
  • Father involvement helps teens to develop a strong sense of who they are and increases their ability to resist peer pressure.
Dads are role models who teach their children to be strong, flexible adults.
  • Fathers teach gender roles: they are generally more physically active with their sons and more protective of their daughters.
  • Fathers often think “out of the box” and offer alternative strategies for problem solving.
  • Dads tend to offer more physical play than mothers, which increases the physical competency of their young children.
  • When fathers model behaviors that are respectful to women, their sons are more likely to model their father’s respectful behavior as well.

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May Allah bless my father with long, happy , healthy life with my Mom. Happy Father's Day PAPPA !! You indeed are the best kind of man. Love you loads. Wish you all the very best for your life ahead. You are the best father of the World. We are proud to be your kids. May your every wish comes true and May you be blessed with all the best things in this life and afterwards. Ameen!!