Following told by my Uncle;
One of my relative went to Samana town of Patiyala city in Punjab of India (about 2009-10) in order to see his house (he & his family used to live before 1947 – partition between India & Pakistan). He visited the streets where he played with his friends (now they are old) and houses in the neighborhood of his mansion.
At around 5:00 pm (evening), a car with a Govt. flag stopped near him. The person in the car belonged to a Sikh family was a on service honorable Judge in the High Court. That Honorable Judge introduced himself and inquired about the purpose of visit of my uncle. When he (Judge) came to know about the purpose of visit and mt uncle’s Pakistani origin, he took my uncle to his nearby home for having a cup of tea. He asked by Uncle to sit in the guest room for a while as he has to greet his mom first.
That Judge having an age of about 55 years went directly into the room where his mother was lying on the bed. He immediately put up his head on the foots of his mother and started massaging her legs. (My uncle was watching this seen as the room was just adjacent to the guestroom).
The mother of the Judge asked;
Bus kerday put….tu thakha hara ayan way…araam ker lay
(Translation in English: Son: please stop massaging my legs…you are already tired of performing the duty for a whole day….and take rest)
He (The honorable Judge) replied to his mother;
Maa….mainoon na rokiya ker…..menu dunya di koi lood naieen tu he meri jannat hai…bus teri mohabat tay asherwad chaiyda
(Translation in English: Mom: please don’t stop me from serving you…I don’t need this world and its luxuries ….you are my heaven on earth….i just need your love and affection)
Just imagine that a 55 year old highly designated personnel of the Court is paying such extreme respect to his mother in each day of his life whereas, we used to ignore our parents and there desires. I have seen people shouting in front of their parents even they are in the old age of their life’s and ignore their contributions for what they did to brought up and given us luxuries and comforts what ever they had……
In Quran, it is stated and ordered to human beings 17:23-24;
“Your Lord had decreed, that you worship none save Him, and (that you show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with you, say not “Fie” unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both, as they did care for me when I was young.”
and we have enjoined on man doing of good to his parents; with trouble did his mother bear him and with trouble did she bring him forth; and the bearing of him and the weaning of him was thirty months; until when he attains his maturity and reaches forty years, he says: my lord! grant me that i may give thanks for thy favor which thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that i may do good which pleases thee and do good to me in respect of my offspring; surely i turn to thee, and surely i am of those who submit