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698 Could you explain what rights a woman has over her husband’s parents?

Meaning does she have to cook and clean for them?
A woman is responsible to look after the husband and his needs. By virtue of being good Muslims, one would expect a person to look after his/her parents (or in-laws) without hesitation, in light of the importance of the rights of parents in Islam.

Hazrat Ibn Abbas (R.A) relates that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said: ‘The well-behaved children, when they look towards their parents lovingly, Allah (S.W.T) writes for them reward one accepted Hajj for every look. The Companions (R.A) of the Prophet (S.A.W) submitted: Even if one looks lovingly for hundred times. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) replied in the affirmative and added: Allah is very great, nobody can hold him back if he is insistent on giving, He is magnificently glorious.’

If someone can win the reward of Hajj just by looking at their parents, what will be the reward of someone who serves them to fulfil their needs?

(Answered by: Alims at Islamic Centre, Leicester, UK.)
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