honoring parents

Posted on February 1, 2012


Who raised us when we counldn’t talk? 
Who picked us up when we got hurt? 
Changed our diapers? 
Held us to sleep when we cried in the middle of the night? 
Took us to the doctor even though we couldn’t express ourselves? 

Brothers and Sisters, do you think it is difficult to honor your parents? 
Sometimes, when they make you angry, it can be very difficult. 

However, we have to look into what the Qur’aan and the Sunnah states. 

What does the Qur’aan say?

1. “And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents” [al-Ahqaaf 46:15] 
2. “And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents” [al-‘Ankaboot 29:8] 
3. “but behave with them in the world kindly” [Luqmaan 31:15] 

What does the Sunnah say?

1. “The Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) was asked which deed is the best? 
He said, ‘Faith in Allaah and His Messenger, then honouring one’s parents…’” 
( al-Saheehayn narrated by Ibn ‘Abbaas) 
And there are many other Aayat and Mutawaatir Ahaadeeth which say similar things. 

Our Goal:

Insha’Allaah, brothers and sisters let’s try our best to honor our parents. 
If they tell us to do something, let’s do it ( as long as it doesn’t go against the commandment of Allaah and His Messenger ). 
If they yell at us, let’s stay quite. 
When we leave the house, let’s say the salam with a smile. 
When we come home, let’s do the same. 

Honoring our parents is a commandmend from Allaah, let’s try our best to do just that, insha’Allaah : )

Posted in: Hadith, Quran