Worldly Advantages Of Showing Kindness And Obedience To Parents

The real reward of serving the parents with thoughtful attention is Paradise and  the Good Pleasure of Allah, but the Almighty bestows some special favour in  this world too on bondsmen who are devoted to their parents and care for their  wishes and comforts.
Jaabir radhiyallahu anhu  related to us that the Apostle of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, Allah prolongs the life of a person who obeys his parents and serves their devotedly'

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COMMENTARY: Traditions like this are not inconsistent with the doctrine of
predestination. It was known to Allah Ta’aalaa from the beginning of the time that such-and-such a man will be kind and obedient to his parents, and therefore, the span of life allotted to him was greater than what it would have been otherwise.

All the Traditions in which tidings of abundance in sustenance are given should,
also, be seen in the same light though prosperity or poverty too is determined

Abdullah Ibne Umar radhiyallahu anhumaa  relates that the Apostle of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam  said, "Obey your parents and treat their with kindness, your children will be kind and obedient to you; and live with purity, your wives will stay pure."


Disoedience And Cruelty Towards Parents Is A Most Grievous Sin

In the same manner as the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam  has declared that to serve one's parents well and keep them happy and in comfort is an act of exceptional virtue, he has condemned showing of disobedience to them or causing them pain and distress in any other way as a most serious and detestable sin.

Anas radhiyallahu anhu  relates: (Once) the Apostle of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam  was asked about the major sins. He replied, 'To associate anyone with Allah; to disobey the parents and cause their pain or injury; to kill unlawfully; and to give a false evidence.'


COMMENTARY: In another report, also in Bukhaari, the aforementioned acts have been condemned as 'the most deadly among the deadly sins'. The order in which the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam  has set them forth shows that disregard and violation of the rights of parents is next in gravity only to polytheism, and even more serious than murder.

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