4 years ago
Righteousness to parents is virtuous and highly rewarded in the here after and this life. There are many verses in the holy Qur’an and hadiths that encourage people to be good to their parents.
It is narrated that the Prophet (saw) said,
Lady Aisha (ra), the Prophet’s (saw) wife said,
Uthman (ra) said,
Al-Haritha (ra) said,
These two people, and thousands of the companions, have been guided by the following holy verses of the Qur’an:
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. (17:23, Yousif Ali translation)
In this verse God has decreed that righteousness to parents is next to worship, moreover; words of contempt to them are not allowed in Islam.
Prophet Muhammad (saw), guided by his Lord, was emphatic on righteousness to parents. He was born orphan and six years later his mother died on her way to his father’s grave, he was with her. After sixty years, and three years before he died, he visited his mother’s grave and sobbed before her grave.
The Prophet (saw) said:
The Prophet (saw) was keen on implementing the Qur’anic concept
It is also narrated that the Prophet (saw) and his companions were sitting under a tree on the way between Makkah and Madinah; a strong, able man came to the Prophet (saw) and asked him to give him the chance to participate in holy war with him because he, as he said, martyrdom was his goal in life.
The Prophet (saw), through his foresight knew that he left behind old parents, asked him,
It is also narrated that a man came from Yemen to the Prophet (saw), the man asked the Prophet (saw) to give him the chance to participate in his war against the enemies.
The Prophet (saw) asked,
replied the man.
said the man.
said the Prophet (saw).