He is Doomed

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He is doomed, he is doomed, he is doomed (Ragima Unfuh)” It was said, “Who, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “The person whose parents, one or both of them, reach old age during his lifetime but he does not enter Paradise.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

The term “Ragima Unfuh” in the above Hadith (translated above as ‘He is doomed’) literally means ‘may his nose be rubbed in dirt’, the term may also be translated as disgrace, or that this person is a loser.

The above words of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) are encouraging us to be dutiful to our parents especially when they reach old age and weakness by serving them, providing financial support and all other types of good deeds relating to them.

The above Hadith also informs us that obeying and honouring one’s parents is a means of entering Paradise.

The above Hadith also informs us that the person who has shortcomings regarding his parents when they reach old age is from those who are doomed and disgraced and is from the great losers for not serving his parents when they reached old age and therefore not earning entrance into Paradise by performing this great deed.

And Allah knows Best!

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