Rights of elders in the light of Quran and Sunnah: A descriptive study
Keywords:Elders, Rights, Islamic Law, Elderly, Humanity
Human being, when gets closer to annihilation, he becomes vulnerable as he progresses towards weakness and eventually he becomes mortal. It is the natural process of a human being that he becomes weak over time, but at the same time, where he is near death, then Allah makes him his beloved. He increases the importance of his weakness and develops sympathy for the elders in his immediate surroundings. If Allah has kept his command in a natural order, he has not left it on the requirements of this natural process, but has revealed the guidance of revelation for it, so that if human beings are to be lacking in these matters. If found, then the instructions of revelation should enlighten him on the completion of this process, and he will succeed in the test that is being run in the background of whole system. Thus, the Shari’ah has produced the precise incentive of each and every order in this order, even though there are those who institute the natural requirements. One of these countless issues is the rights of the elders & elderly. The following two main sources of Islamic Shariah are discussed with the Qur’an and Sunnah. The rules of the law are the same for all, but the Shari’ah separates elders from the end of life and gives special priority to them. This research explains their significant rights, describes their rights in the Qur’an.