Hadith about “Being good to one’s parents

: قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ صلی الله علیه و آله

ما وَلَدٌ بارٌّ نَظَرَ اِلى اَبَوَیْهِ بِرَحْمَةٍ اِلاَّ کانَ لَهُ بِکُلِّ نَظْرَةٍ حِجَّةٌ مَبْرُورَةٌ فَقالُوا: یا رَسُولَ اللّهِ وَاِنْ نَظَرَ فِى کُلّ یَوْمٍ مِائَةَ نَظْرَةٍ؟ قالَ: نَعَمْ اللّهُ اَکْبَرُ وَاَطْیَبُ.

: The Prophet of Islam says

“Every single righteous child who looks at his father and mother with kindness will receive the reward of a complete accepted Hajj.” He was asked: “Even if they look at their parents one hundred times a day?” he answered: Yes, God is bigger and purer

.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, p.73


: قالَ الصادِقُ علیه السلام

بِرُّ الْوالِدَیْنِ مِنْ حُسْنِ مَعْرِفَةِ الْعَبْدِ بِاللّهِ اِذْ لا عِبادَةَ اَسْرَعُ بُلُوغا بِصاحِبِها اِلى رِضَى اللّهِ مِنْ حُرْمَةِ الْوالِدَیْنِ الْمُسْلِمَیْنِ لِوَجْهِ اللّهِ تَعالى.

: Imam Sadiq (PBUH) says

Being good to one’s parents is the sign which shows a servant of God has recognized God very well. Because no other worship makes a person closer to God’s contentment but observing the veneration of one’s Muslim parents for the sake of God

.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, p.77


: عَنْ اَبِى الْحَسَنِ مُوسى علیه السلام قالَ

سَأَلَ رَجُلٌ رَسُولَ اللّهِ صلی الله علیه و آله: ما حَقُّ الْوالِدِ عَلى وَلَدِهِ؟ قالَ: لایُسَمّیهِ بِاسْمِهِ، وَلایَمْشى بَیْنَ یَدَیْهِ، وَلایَجْلِسُ قَبْلَهُ وَلایَسْتَسِبُّ لَهُ.


: It is narrated from Imam Kadhim (PBUH) that he said

“A man asked the Prophet (PBUH) about what obligations children have toward their fathers?” he said: 1. Not to call him in his first name. 2. Not to walk ahead of him. 3. Not to sit down before he does. 4. Not to do something which causes people curse their father

.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, p.45


: فِیما کَتَبَ الرِّضا علیه السلاملِلْمَأْمُونِ

بِرُّ الْوالِدَیْنِ وَاجِبٌ، وَاِنْ کانا مُشْرِکَیْنِ وَلاطاعَةَ لَهُما فِى مَعْصِیَةِ الْخالِقِ.

: In the writing of Imam Reza (PBUH) to Al- Ma’mun, we read

Being good to one’s parents is mandatory and necessary even if they are pagans and polytheists; however, they should not be obeyed in sinning against God

.Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, p.72


:قالَ عَلِىُّ بْنُ الْحُسَیْنِ علیه السلام

جاءَ رَجُلٌ اِلَى النَّبِىِّ صلی الله علیه و آله فَقالَ: یا رَسُولَ اللّهِ ما مِنْ عَمَلٍ قَبِیحٍ اِلاَّ قَدْ عَمِلْتُهُ فَهَلْ لِى تَوْبَةٌ؟ فَقالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللّهِ صلی الله علیه و آله: فَهَلْ مِنْ والِدَیْکَ اَحَدٌ حَىٌّ؟ قالَ: اَبى: قالَ: فَاذْهَبْ فَبِرَّهُ قالَ: فَلَمّا وَلّى قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ صلی الله علیه و آله: لَوْ کانَتْ اُمُّهُ.


: Imam Sajjad (PBUH) said

“A man went to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said: “O Prophet of God, I have tried all the wrong and horrible actions, can I repent?” The Prophet (PBUH) answered: “Is any of your parents alive?” he answered: “Yes, my father”. The Prophet said: “Go and be good to him (until you are atoned). When the man started to leave the prophet (PBUH) said: “I wish your mother were alive. it means if his mother was alive and he would be kind to him, he would have been atoned sooner

Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 74, p.82