Honouring ones Parents

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) said: The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) ascended the minbar and said: “Ameen, ameen, ameen.” It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you ascended the minbar and said, ‘Ameen, ameen, ameen.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Jibreel (alaihi assalam) came to me and said: ‘If Ramadaan comes and a person is not forgiven, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away, Say Ameen’ So I said Ameen. He (Jibreel) said: ‘O Muhammad, if both or one of a person’s parents are alive and he does not honour them and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away, Say Ameen’ So I said Ameen. He (Jibreel) said: ‘If you are mentioned in a person’s presence and he does not send blessings upon you and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away,Say Ameen’ So I said Ameen.”

[Ibn Hibbaan - Classed as Sahih by Sh al-Albaani]

Commentary:

The Muslim should make the most of the opportunity whilst one or both of his parents are still alive to enter Paradise because of them. So we once again benefit from the above Hadith (as we did from the previous ahadith) that you must strive to please your parents by all possible means which don’t involve disobeying Allah.

The Muslim should also make the most of the opportunity in the month of Ramadan to repent, seek forgiveness and fear his Lord so that he might enter Paradise because of that.

We also learn from the above Hadith that it prescribed that after hearing the Prophet Muhammad’s name we should say, “sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam”

And Allah knows best!

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