DEVOTION TO PARENTS
Let us increase our taqwa in the presence of Allah SWT by carrying out all his orders and avoiding all prohibitions sincerely and hoping for his pleasure and among Allah’s commands to his servants is to do good to both parents. swt equals the command to worship Him with the command to do goodness to both parents.
وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانً
The Meaning: and worship Allah swt and do not associate Him with anything and do good to your parents (Annisa ‘; 36)
And in another verse, Allah swt also teaches his servants to be civilized to their parents.
وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا
The Meaning: And your Lord has commanded that you worship nothing but Him and do good to your parents as well as possible. If one of them or both of them reach old age in your care, then don’t ever say “AH” to them and don’t yell at them, and say to them noble words. And humble yourself towards them both with love and say, O my Lord, love them, this is how they both taught me when I was child (al Isro ‘:23-24).
Know that the pleasure of Allah swt depends on the pleasure of parrent. and likewise his anger and wrath depend on the wrath both of them. And more than that. that Allah swt says in the hadith qudsi which means:
مَنْ اَصْبَح مُرْضِيًّا لِوَالِدَيْهِ مُسْخِطًا لِي فَأنَا عَنْهُ رَاضٍ
، وَمَنْ أصْبَحَ مُسْخَطًا لِوَالِدَيْهِ مُرْضِيًا لِي فَأَنَا عَلَيْهِ سَاخِط
“Whoever pleases his parents and then makes me angry, know that I am pleased with him and whoever makes me happy and then he makes both of them angry, then know that I am angry and angry with him.”
then it is a loss for those who get their parents when they are old but cannot enter him into Allah’s heaven, even though Allah has opened the widest opportunity to enter his paradise but the opportunity passes, it just disappears and is not used as well as possible.
One day a man asked the Messenger of Allah, O Messenger of Allah, what are the rights of parents to their children, the Messenger of Allah said: They are your heaven and your hell.
So whoever is obedient and dutiful, pleases his parents, then heaven will be his reward, and whoever is disobedient, opposes and offends both of them, his reward will be hell.
مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يُبْسَطَ لَهُ فِي رِزْقِهِ أَوْ يُنْسَأَ لَهُ فِي أَثَرِهِ فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ
Rasulullah SAW said; Whoever wants, is happy to have his life extended [, to be blessed in his life] and is added to his sustenance, then let it be and continue the ties of kinship.
That is the relationship between relatives only, what if we are always connected by being filial to our parents
ثَلاثُ دَعَوَاتٍ يُسْتَجَابُ لَهُنَّ لا شَكَّ فِيهِنَّ : دَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُومِ ، وَدَعْوَةُ الْمُسَافِرِ ، وَدَعْوَةُ الْوَالِدِ لِوَلَدِهِ
رواه ابن ماجه
There are three prayers that Allah will surely answer without a doubt: the prayer of the oppressed, the prayer of the traveler. And parents pray for their children.
As for parents who have passed away, the way to serve parents is to always pray, send rewards by reading the Qur’an and tahlil, giving charity with the intention of the reward for parents, if there is sustenance then Umrah and pilgrimage for parents.
Hopefully we can all get the blessing of Allah swt by being filial to our parents. And we are people who are devoted to their parents