The supplication you make for your parents during the taraaweeh or tahajjud prayer is better by far than you slaughtering 10 camels [in their names].
So protect them upon the path of righteousness before they are lost to the paths of misguidance, and [in doing so] keep a watchful eye over them [to ensure they remain upon the path of righteousness], before you lose them.
Rather, pay full attention to them both, unless there is an urgent [and important] call which must be answered and cannot be delayed!
I have my parents with me, and i feel shy towards them [that i should engage in a phone call in their presence].
There is not a people who fail to admonish those among them who are negligent in prayer, except that their first punishment will be a reduction in their sustenance.
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…’