Some of the companions saw a strong young man racing to his job, and they remarked: ‘If [him going to work] was in the Path of Allaah…’
From the mistakes which parents fall into when uttering wrong words in front of their children, is that they censure the children when they utter them [too]!
As a father, it is not your job to remove the thorns from the path of your child – out of fear they may scratch.
Some children give their parents gifts, and this is nice, and being good to them, and [a show of] affection [to them] – may Allaah reward them with good.
I have parents who are both of old age; my father is 75 years old, and my mother is 70. If I were to perform ‘umrah [ each on their behalf] and gifted its reward to them – while they are still alive – will they be rewarded for it?