July 17, 2017.
Dear mum and dad,
40 years together? Ma shaa Allah! To us, you are amongst the greatest example to the world that perfect couples do exists. 40 years down and it’s like each year you two find new ways to keep your love young. You keep beating the odds and proving that marriage can work for as long as the souls stay in their bodies.
You make us have an in depth understanding of the Prophet’s saying: “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allaah with regard to the other half.”Al- Albaani said of these two hadeeths in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb (1916): “(They are) hasan li ghayrihi.” …for indeed you exemplify what it means!
People tell me that my parents look young. Yes, they do. That’s because they live a healthy marital life. I’ve heard of Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Khadijah (R.A) and I agree that what they had was so beautiful.. Alhamdulillah, I can also say that my parents have something very close to what they had.
We are indeed happy and proud children. You are the best parents in the world. We keep thanking Allah for the enormous blessing He has conferred upon us by giving us you two as parents who not only cherish us, but serve as role models. We couldn’t have asked Allah for better parents and role models had we been given the option to. Indeed Allah is the best planner for planning your being our parents is the best plan for us that we by ourselves can never orchestrate. We give thanks to Allah and you two.
We pray that we make you proud always in shaa Allah. Just like you took care of us when we were young and are still relentlessly taking care of us like we are still those little babies in our diapers, we pray that Allah give us the strength to take care of you always, lower to you the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small” at all times. We pray that Allah SWT continue to keep you two together till the end and let you continue being together in Al-Jannatul Firdaus, Ameen.
We love you more than words can describe.
With utmost love, your children( Abdullahi, Ummi Hajara, Aisha, Najiba and Amina Rayhana.. and your little grandchild, Nazeef❤️)