Ihsan is a beautiful word, and the wisdom behind the use of this word with regards to parents is stunning. Ihsan comes from husn, which literally means beauty or to make beautiful. Ihsan means to do the UTMOST good and it is usually translated as excellence. When one does ihsan, they beautify their deeds to the fullest. They go “all out” and make sure every little detail is done properly. They do not do the least amount of good to get the job done, rather they do the utmost good–the greatest possible good they are capable of doing and they do not fall short in this.