Almighty Allah says:
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. (Al-Israa’ 17:23)
In this short talk, Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda talks about the status of the parents in Islam and how the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) stress on being kind and good to one’s parents.
Sheikh Abdul Nasir begins his talk by defining the word ‘birr’ (the highest level of piety) which has been mentioned many times in the Qur’an and always has a close connection with parents.
Islam teaches us that respect for parents comes immediately after fulfilling our responsibilities in connection to obeying Allah. It was narrated that `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud said, “I asked the Prophet, ‘Which deed is loved most by Allah?” He replied, ‘To offer prayers at their early (very first) stated times.’” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, “To be good and dutiful to one’s parents,” `Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, To participate in Jihad for Allah’s Cause.” `Abdullah added, “The Prophet narrated to me these three things, and if I had asked more, he would have told me more.” (Al-Bukhari)
Then, he mentions some advice to the parents when raising their children and how to train them on being good and kind to their parents when they grow up.
Enjoy watching this talk with Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda to learn more about kindness to parents.
Source: Quran Weekly Youtube Channel