🕋Islam commands us to honor our parents, to obey them, to respect their opinion, and to be kind in general to our family members.
🖌One of the most important concepts for family life in Islam is known as “upholding family ties” (silat ar-rahim). The Quran and Sunnah contain many injunctions calling us to behave well with our family members, even if they are unbelievers, and scholars have compiled these into many works demonstrating the importance of strong family relations.
✅In fact, Allah will maintain relations with those who are good to their families and He will cut off those who sever relations with their families.
🔸Severing family relations is an act of “corruption” (fasad) that is the hallmark of the disobedient and sinful.
🌺Healthy family ties begin with “righteousness towards parents” (birr al-walidain). Allah has commanded us in many verses to be excellent to our parents and has indicated the importance of this deed by stating it in association with the pure worship of Allah alone.
Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him and be good to parents.
Surat An-Nisa 4:36
💛And Allah said:
Say: Come, I will recite what your Lord has made sacred to you. He commands that you do not associate anything with Him and to be good to your parents.
Surat Al-An’am 6:151
💚Allah commands us not even to say “uff!” to our parents, which is a very minor word of annoyance. Our respect for our parents should be impeccable in every circumstance to the best of our ability.
Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and be good to your parents. Whether one or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of annoyance and do not repel them but rather speak to them a noble word. Lower to them the wing of humility for them out of mercy and say: My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up when I was small.
Surat Al-Isra 17:23-24
✅We must be good to our parents even if they are unbelievers and command us to commit sins.
✔even if our parents wage jihad (jaahada) against us to make us worship idols, we should not obey them in this particular matter but we should obey in reasonable matters