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11495: He has a clean heart but he does not respect his parents


if a person prayers, and dose various other muslims deeds and has a clean heart yet fails to respect their parents or even care for their parents is this wrong? and will they be punished for it? 

Published Date: 2000-12-02

Praise be to Allaah. 

Yes, that is counted as a sin for which a person will be punished, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.

And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy” [al-Israa’ 17:23-24]

 Shaykh Sa’d al-Humayd

Every kind of annoying one's parents, whether in word or deed, is an act of disobedience which means that the child is a sinner, because it goes against the command and prohibition of Allaah, Who has commanded us to speak to them kindly and treat them kindly. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“but address them in terms of honour.

And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy”  [al-Israa’ 17:24]

 It is forbidden to dishonour them by saying or doing bad things to them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them” [al-Israa’ 17:23]

 If the child does that, then he has to repent to Allaah and seek his parents’ forgiveness, so that he may escape the punishment.

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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