Pleasing ones Father

It was narrated from ‘AbdAllah ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of one’s father and the anger of the Lord is in the anger of one’s father.”

[at-Tirmidhi - Classed as Hasan by Sh  al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (516)]

Commentary:

“The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of one’s father”. This applies to the mother as well, and more so.

At-Tabaraani narrated it with the wording: “The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of one’s parents and His anger is in their anger.”

The Scholars (may Allah have mercy upon them) said regarding the statement: “The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of one’s father and the anger of the Lord is in the anger of one’s father”

This is because Allah has enjoined that the father be obeyed and honoured, so whoever obeys the command of Allah has honoured Allah and glorified him, thus He will be pleased with him, and whoever goes against His command, He will by angry with him.

This applies so long as the father is not drifting away from the path of piety, otherwise pleasing the Lord is done by going against the father’s orders.

This hadith is also a stern warning from which it may be understood that disobeying one’s parents is a major sin as is clearly mentioned in many Ayaat and Hadith.

And Allah knows best!

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