The punishment for disobedience to parents is meted out without delay


What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“While the punishments for other sins are delayed till the Hereafter, the punishment for disobeying parents is meted out even before a person leaves this world”



Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a slightly weak chain.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 156, Refer: Talkhisul Mustadrak and Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 318)


However, Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded the following authentic narration which supports the Hadith in question:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“…The punishment for two deeds are meted out in this world, transgressing and disobedience to parents”

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 177. Declared authentic by Imam Hakim and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs)


The Hadith in question is suitable to quote.


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar