A message from the children of #JohnnyCash: We were alerted to a video of a young man in #Charlottesville, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, spewing hatred and bile. He was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the name of Johnny Cash, our father. We were sickened by the association. Johnny Cash was a man whose heart beat with the rhythm of love and social justice. He received #humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of #NativeAmericans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. Along with our sister Rosanne, he was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children. His pacifism and inclusive #patriotism were two of his most defining characteristics. He would be horrified at even a casual use of his name or image for an idea or a cause founded in persecution and hatred. The white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville are poison in our society, and an insult to every American hero who wore a uniform to fight the Nazis in WWII. Several men in the extended Cash family were among those who served with honor. Our dad told each of us, over and over throughout our lives, ‘Children, you can choose love or hate. I choose love. We #donotjudge race, color, sexual orientation or creed. We value the capacity for love and the impulse towards #kindness. We respect #diversity, and cherish our shared #humanity. We recognize the suffering of other human beings, and remain committed to our natural instinct for #compassion and service. To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious #hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful #ideology. We #ChooseLove. .
Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash, John Carter Cash
Amongst the clearest examples of Islam's honoring women is the great status of the mother in Islam. Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the mother
#love and #respect your #mother as much as possible, because she is the most #deserving of your #companionship
Taking #care of her and looking after her affairs if she needs that; this is a debt that rests on the child’s shoulders. Did she not take care of him when he was a child and stay up with him at night and bear it all with patience? Allaah says in the Quran :
“And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship. And she brings him forth with hardship…” [al-Ahqaaf 46:15]
Allaah says in the Quran : “say not to them a word of disrespect” [al-Israa’ 17:23]
There are numerous numbers of Quranic Verses and Authentic #Hadith which speaks about the status and rights of the parents.
The #honor#islam has given to mothers is beyond that found in any other #religion#ideology or #culture