UMM UMAMAH'S MESSAGE BOARD # 2
The Pencil and Eraser
The Pencil and Eraser
The following came in my email.... it was so beautiful that I was compelled to blog about this. Please share your thoughts.......
PENCIL: I'm sorry
ERASER: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.
PENCIL:I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.
ERASER:That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.
Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad….However our parents are getting smaller and smaller each day…One day, all that we would be left with will be eraser shavings and memories of what we used to have.
Allah, Most Wise admonishes us
"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 honour. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: My Lord! Bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (Quran-17:23)
If the above wasn't enough to bring tears to the eyes....the following video made me cry........ parents..... do we fulfill their rights?
I read a beautiful article on Muslim Matters ......on UNCOMPARABLE LOVE....... click here to read .... and DO read.
Our Dearest Prophet (Sallallaho alaihi wasallam) said:
"Your Mother, Your Mother, Your Mother and then your Father
"Ya Allah make us steadfast and give us Istiqamah, strengthen our hearts and protect it from the evil whisperings of Shaitaan the accursed. May we be from the ones who can earn Hasanat (good deeds) by serving our parents, Enable us to be a source of Sadaqa e Jariah for them as they are our gateway to Jannah" Ameen