Islam recognizes family as a basic social unit. Along with the husband-wife relationship, the parent-child relationship is the most important one. To maintain any social relationship both parties must have some clear-cut rights as well as obligations. The relationships are reciprocal. Duties of one side are the rights of the other side. So in parent-child relationship, the rights of parents are the obligations (duties) of the children and vice versa; the rights of children are obligations (duties) of parents.