Proof of doing good to parents

IHRAM.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Ulama of the Islamic Institute of Toronto Canada, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, as reported by askthescholar.comexplains some of the arguments for doing good to parents, including the following:

First, Respecting parents and being kind to them is one of the commandments of Islam. In Surah Al Isra verse 23, Allah says:

رَبُّكَ أَلَّا ا لَّا اهُ الْوَالِدَيْنِ انًا إِمَّا لُغَنَّ الْكِبَرَ ا لَاهُمَا لَا لْ لَهُمَا لَا ا لْ لَهُمَا لًا ا لًا ا لًا ا لًا ا لًا ا لًا ا لًا اهُ

“And your Lord has commanded that you worship only Him and do good to your parents. If either or both of you reach old age under your care, then never say the word ‘ah’ to them and don’t yell at them both, and say good words to them both.”

Second, the rights of parents over children cannot be revoked or reduced in any way, even if they are not Muslims. In sura Luqman verse 15, it says as follows:

اهَدَاكَ لَىٰ ا field

“And if the two force you to associate partners with Me in something of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them, and associate them well in the world, and follow the path of those who return to Me. Only then will you return to Me, and I will tell you what you have done.

Thirdsince treating parents with kindness is one of the main obligations of Islam, anyone who neglects this important duty incurs a grave sin.

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim along with a number of other hadith narrators narrated the hadith of Abu Bakr. He said, Rasulullah said:

لا الكبائر لاثا لنا لى ا ا الله ال الإشراك الله الوالدين وكان ا لس ال: لا ل الزور ادة الزور ف ا

“Must I tell you the greatest of the great sins, namely three things? We said: Yes, Messenger of Allah. The Messenger of Allah said: Associating partners with Allah and disobeying two parents. The Messenger of Allah leaned back and sat down, then the Messenger of Allah said: Do not tell lies and false testimonies. He kept repeating it until you thought he was going to stop.”

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