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20 November 2018 CE | 11 Rabbi al-Awwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Obedience to Parents Opens Doors to Paradise


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who arises in the morning as obedient to both parents for the pleasure of Allah, then Allah opens out two doors of Paradise for him. If he has a single parent, a single door is opened for him. If he arises in the morning as a disobedient child to his parents, two doors of Hell are opened out to him and if there is one parent then one door is opened out.” A person asked, “Even if the parents are cruel to him or oppress him?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Even if they oppress him! Even if they oppress him! Even if they oppress him!” [Bayhaqi; Sha’bil Imaan]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has left no room for us to be disrespectful or disobedient to our parents. Only if they command us to go against any injunction of Allah’s are we allowed, in fact required, to respectfully disobey them. We are in all other matters to bow down to their will and try to please them for the sake of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

If we adopt this behaviour because Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asks us to, then our reward is with Him. It is He who will reward us and He is the best of rewarders.

When you wake up in the morning ask yourself, would Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) rate you as a child who is obedient to his/her parents or disobedient?

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