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The importance of being dutiful to one's Parents

Question

There is a narration where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentions the importance of respecting the mother three times and then the father.

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Answer

The exact narration is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that a man once came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, ‘O Rasulullah! Who is the most entitled to my good company?’.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, ‘Then whom?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, ‘Then whom?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Your mother’. He asked, ‘Then whom?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Your father.”

 

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5971 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2548)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar