While parents are naturally disposed to love their children, children are often disposed to disregard their parents. It is for this reason, and because of the enormous debt that an individual owes to his parents, that the Qur’an has made it compulsory on the child to treat his parents with all goodness and mercy. In particular, a person is required to be good and kind to his mother and show gratitude to her for the trials and agonies she experienced in giving birth to him; for nurturing and providing for his needs in helpless childhood especially; and for being his first school in life. This is why the noble Prophet [s] emphasized repeatedly that a mother has the first claim on a person’s care, closeness and companionship.
‘Good children always help their parents to do household chores. But sometimes they make mistakes and parents lose patience. Parents must learn to appreciate the good intentions of children.’