In this Jumu’ah Khutbah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi explains the importance of family ties in Islam, including how this Ayah can be interpreted in 2 ways by our scholars.
In the First Verse of Surah An-Nisa, Allah(SWT) says:
“O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.”
Have Taqwa in Allah, in whose name you ask people to give you things, It could mean that you ask for help from within the family, and it is also a reminder where family takes care of each other.
Be conscious of the rights of Allah, and be conscious of the rights of the family.
Both of these interpretations are valid in the Qur’an and what they imply is that the family has a high privilege, second to Allah(SWT). The reality is that the rights of the family, comes after the rights of Allah, and from within the family, the parents have the most rights.