Happy Fathers Day
Fathers day is almost here!
Fathers day is a very auspicious for children and fathers also
In this post we’ll discuss everything about father’s day in general and Islamic perspective.
What is Fathers day ?
Father’s day is a special day which is dedicated to the fathers for celebrating the fatherhood.
This day is also called dads day
This is the perfect time to honor the dads, if you are a father please accept my deepest gratitude.
Recently we have crossed Mother’s day on May 12th, in which we learnt about it.
Responsibilities of every parent are different.
Mother is responsible for raising her child with customs and traditions
Father is responsible for other things, but it doesn’t mean they are free from mother’s responsibilities.
So, father’s responsibility is double.
Fathers day is all about honoring dads and remembering his sacrifices.
A single day or blog is not enough for honoring a father, remembering his sacrifices
But we’ll try our best to mention everything in this and could salute to real superheroes.
The sacrifices of a father are very inspirational but infamous.
Our society has made a single parent more important than the other while both are equally important for raising a child.
Sacrifices of a mother are no doubt remarkable
On the other hand even, a father does lot of things for his kids.
This day is dedicated to our Superheroes. Lets discuss about it.
When is fathers day celebrated ?
Fathers day dates may vary across the globe, it is celebrated on different dates in different countries.
Such as in India, USA, Canada, France, UK, China it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June month.
But it is also widely celebrated on different dates in other countries.
Just like Mothers day we have a below mentioned calendar even for dad’s day.
Let’s have a look at calendar
How was father’s day started ?
The history of father’s day is really agonized, let dig deep into it.
Dad’s day was first stroked in a mind of a young woman named Sonora Smart Dodd who was sitting in a church and listening mother’s day sermon.
She was the daughter William Jackson; he was an American civil war widow veteran.
He had responsibility of raising his six children.
Dodd’s father’s day idea was honoring her father since Sonora was single handedly raised by her father.
She decided to designate a day for her father and encouraged the churches to celebrate as fathers days to make it memorable for honoring the fathers.
She was successful in her mission and finally the mayor of her city proclaimed first fathers day on June 19th 1910.
Dodd chosen June month because it was her father’s birth month.
How is Fathers Day Celebrated ?
In this section we will discuss how to make fathers day since there are many ways to celebrate it.
Let’s see few ways to make fathers day special.
We have 5 fathers day celebration ideas
Make fathers day special by honoring him with some special gifts of his choice such as business card holder, vintage leather bags, a nice pocket watch, prepare fathers day cake etc.
The gifts of his choice will make feel special and honored.
- Video Call
If you are away from your house you can make a video call to your father and honor him with thank you while he receives your gift which you have already ordered for him
- Movie Night
You can arrange his favorite movie night with his few friends or family members to honor on this special day for him.
- Family Dinner
Family dinner is another awesome way to make it special while you have grown up, busy with your hectic schedule and your fantastic dad has grown old he actually needs your presence with him on the dinner table, this makes him comfortable and honored.
- Family Vacation or Picnic
Family holiday gives an opportunity to spend time with family and it is better, this is much better if you do it on any special like dads day so he could feel happy and you get a chance to show your care to him.
Since there are many ideas to celebrate this event, we have mentioned few in addition you can present him spa packages also where he can relax and get some time to think about your love and affection.
Father day cards may be another good option to be given to your father with a lovely quote in it such as
“There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood”
It is very common to circulate fathers day messages as fathers day quotes look below for more father day quotes.
Father’s day quotes
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
By Jim Valvano
I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.
By Calvin Johnson”
At the end you should realize spending time with your father is the best gift for him.
Father’s day pictures
Image reflects child’s hand in fathers vice versa
Fathers are responsible morally and financially
Fathers are strong enough to take responsibilities
Dads also love you kids 🙂
Let see what how important a father is in Islam
Importance of father in Islam ?
Dads are considered the head of the families in Islam and called the roots of you.
So god says in Quran that
“That your father is your root and you are his branch, so if you see any good thing in yourself you should know this blessing is because of your father so him and god.”
Clearly means your father is your inspiration and you should follow him unless he goes against Islam.
If he goes astray even, then you are only allowed not to follow him till he talks ill about Allah and his messengers but not for rest of the things.
How you should treat your father (Islamic perspective)?
father’s day is all about treating your father with respect.
But this is the traditional way in Islam to treat you father always with respect and love.
One day is not enough to celebrate daddy’s day or a Thanksgiving Day.
Islam says you should treat you parents with respect throughout your life even if your parents passed away you should give charity on their behalf so it could benefit them even here after.
There is a supplication for your parents in Quran which you seek from Allah (Sbt)
“O god treat my parents with love affection as they used to do when I was small.”
Allah further say in quran
“As for the statement of God, the Blessed, the High: ‘Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them’ (17:23), the Imam said:”If they vex you, then do not say a word of contempt to them and do not repel them if they strike you.” He said: “‘But address them in terms of honour’ (17:23), means: Even if they strike you, say to them: ‘May God forgive you’, and that will be your addressing them in terms of honour”. He said: “’And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility’ (17:24), means: Do not look at them directly except with mercy and compassion. Do not raise your voice above their voices, or your hands above theirs, and do not walk ahead of them.”
This clearly means you should love your parents and not say a word to them in a fashion to insult them.
Treat them with care and love spend time with them and get rewarded in the world and hereafter.