“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small” (17: 23-24 Quran).
This verse from the Quran enjoin that after Allah’s right, the greatest of all the human rights is the right of parents. Caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honour and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.
Amongst most families there is a social structure, an extended family, in which an individual can spend the rest of their life surrounded by doting children and grandchildren. This family structure poses challenges as there is a great amount of tension related to intercultural and intergenerational differences, as the next generation is caught between their young kids, their older parents, and the demands of work commitments.
Many seniors feel loneliness, experience difficulty with daily living and lose physical and cognitive capacity. The key to addressing these issues is access to appropriate care and support.
Muslim Care aims to offer support and services by taking some of this responsibility for seniors. We aim to provide care in a redefined holistic approach which caters for the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual welfare of individuals. To create places, services and an environment which will best serve the needs, satisfaction and wellbeing of our beloved ones.
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