THE QUR’AN AND AHADITH ON MOTHERS

THE QUR’AN AND AHADITH ON MOTHERS

THE QUR’AN:

1. “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth” (46:15).

2. “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood’ “(17:23-24).

3. “We have enjoined on man and woman kindness to parents; but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not’” (29:8).

4. “We have enjoined on man and woman (to be good) to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is (thy final) Goal. If they (parents) strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love)” (31:14-15).

THE AHADITH:

1. The Prophet Muhammad (Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother”.
[Ahmad / Nasai]

2. A man came to the Prophet(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) and said: ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Your mother”. The man said: ‘Then who?’ The Prophet(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Then your mother”. The man further asked: ‘Then who?’ The Prophet(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Then your mother.” The man asked again: ‘Then who?’ The Prophet(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Then your father”.
[Bukhari / Muslim]

3. Abu Usaid Saidi (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Do my parents have rights over me even after they have died?’
And Rasulullah(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:
“Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends”.
[Abu Dawud / Ibn Majah]

4. Abdullah ibn Amr (RadiyAllahu Anhu) related that the Messenger of Allah(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:
“The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one’s parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness”.
[Bukhari / Muslim]

5. It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr (RadiyAllahu Anha) that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) of her arrival and also that she needed help.
He(Sallellahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said:
“Be good to your mother”.
[Bukhari / Muslim]

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