It’s easy to find discussions in Muslim communities that focus on how Islam says parents should be treated by their children. You don’t always see so much that speaks to how parents are supposed to take care of our children. Many of the people who come to see me have issues in understanding their relationships with their parents. More often than not, there is a blanket misconception that somehow equates honoring one’s parents to believing one’s parents are always right. It’s confusing to many when it’s ok to disagree and if that disagreement is somehow tantamount to displeasing God. In some instances, clear limits are transgressed but somehow justified by this idea that a parent can do no wrong.
— Ramadan Reflection Day 20: Is It OK To Dislike A Parent? by Imam Khalid Latif (via pbnpineapples)