"Allah's pleasure is in the pleasure of the father, and Allah's
displeasure is in the displeasure of the father."
"He who wishes to enter Paradise through its best door must please
"It is a pity that some people may not attain Paradise, on account
of not serving their old parents."
favor the reward equal to the performance of one Hajj." Someone asked,
"will this promise be good if one looks at his parents one hundred times a
day?" The Holy Prophet (pbuh) replied, "even if one does so a hundred
thousand times a day, Allah gives the reward accordingly."
Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (ra), the great-great-grandson of the Holy Prophet
(pbuh) is reported to have quoted Imam 'Ali (ra) that, "disobedience to
parents is a major sin." He also stated that, "if a person looks at the face
of his or her parents with wrathful eyes, despite the fact that injustice
was done to him or her by the parents, his or her *salah* (prayer) will not
be accepted by Allah."
obedient to our parents, and that we continue to show them humility
regardless of the power, position, wealth, and influence we may possess.
Let us also pray that we be patient, kind, thoughtful, and friendly with our children, as we guide them through their lives, and that we discharge our responsibilities towards them as required by our religion, may Allah (swt) be pleased with us, and may He Bless and reward us, both in this world and in the Hereafter.