Obeying Parents

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Obeying Parents

Obeying parents is one of the most important worships in Islam; it’s the worship that Allah mentions after worshipping him. When you read or learn Quran, you will find that Allah says: “And Allah has decreed not to worship anyone or anything except Him and to do good for the parents (23)” Al-Israa’.

Obeying Parents is your way to Jannah

Children should learn Quran, and be taught how to deal with their parents. If you are not able to send your child to any Islamic center to teach him Quran, because of distance, bad changes of weather, money, or you seek a native Arabic speaker teacher to teach him the proper pronunciation of letters, you can let him learn Quran online. By learning Quran, he will know the verses that were revealed upon the prophet to guide us to the way of how to deal and act toward our parents, and how Allah orders us to do good for them and not to grumble in front of them. Even if the parents are not Muslims or disbelievers, you should do good for them, respect them, and deal with them kindly. You must refine your behavior when dealing with them. You should take care of them when they get older, not to scream in front of their faces, and to respect them. As obeying them is considered one of the ways that lead you to Jannah. Remember that praying and making dua’ for your parents is a way of obeying them, and a way which makes God satisfied with you.

In the meaning of the verse, Allah says that He had decreed upon you not to worship except Him and to do good for your parents. And when they get older, one of them or both of them, do not say faugh to them, and not to scold them, but say good to them.

You should ask mercy and forgiveness for your parents, as they have praised you up when you were a child.

When ibn Masaoud asked the prophet about the best deed he can do, a prophet (PUH) said that prying on the time of the prayer is the best when he asked him again, and what else, the prophet (PUH) said that and obeying parents, and when ibn Masaoud asked again, the prophet replied that it’s the jihad in the sake of God.

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