Before They Take Leave of You

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Get your parents before they take leave of you, or you take leave of them. Reduce those things that are taking up your time and holding you back from enjoying their company. Spend the days [they have left] with them, and be near them.

Handle all their needs and their medical care–you [yourself]–and don’t leave the matter to someone else.

Make them feel happy, make them feel good, and put smiles on their faces. Keep an eye on their performing all the acts of worship [they are supposed to], using gentleness, kindness, and wisdom [in doing so].

They have a greater right upon you than so many of those around you.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 16 Feb 21.