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Ramadan 2008 (The Blessed Month)


Status of Parents (Part 2)

To highlight the importance of pleasing our parents we present you with some Hadith:

Hazret Abu Umamah (R.A) reported that once a man came to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and said “O Messenger of Allah, what are the rights of the parents over their children ?” He (S.A.W) replied “They are your Paradise and your Hell.” (Ibne Maajah 4722/31)

Hazret Ibne Abbas (R.A) reported that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) has said, “Whoever gets up in the morning being obedient to Allah (S.W.T) regarding his parents, two doors of paradise are opened for him in the morning. If he has only one parent, then only one door is opened, And whoever disobeys Allah (S.W.T) regarding his parents in the morning, two gates of Hell are opened for him in the morning, and if there is only one parent, then only one door is opened.” A man asked: even if they oppress him?

He (S.A.W) replied “Even if they oppress him, even if they oppress him, even if they oppress him.” (Baihaqi 4724/33)

From the above Hadith it can be clearly established that those who show sincere obedience and serve their parents, subject to Islam, will be granted the good news of Paradise. Those who fail to do this will be severely punished.

It is mentioned by Hazret Abu Huraira (R.A) that once the Prophet (S.A.W) said, “There is no doubt that three kinds of prayers will be answered, the prayer of the oppressed, the prayer of the traveller, and the prayers of the parents for their children”.

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is reported to have said: “On the Day of Judgment, my person will not be seen by those who drank alcohol, those who on hearing my name did not invoke the blessings of Allah on me, or those who were cursed and disowned by their parents.”

Prayers of parents for their children will be accepted immediately whether it is a prayer in the favour of their children or against their children, so we must do our utmost best to keep our parents happy.