Good treatment of parents

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6449, Page 277, Volume 12

Question: What is the best thing a Muslim can do for his parents during their life?

Response: The best thing a person can do for his parents during their life is to treat them well – as Allaah has commanded; Allaah (Jalla wa ‘Alaa) said:

{And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment}, soorah al-Israa, aayah 23

…[and] this differs from benevolence [towards them]. [Benevolence] can be in speech, and it can be in action, and it can be with wealth. Importantly, you should do everything that amounts to being benevolent to your parents – according to [the best of] your circumstances.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.