Kindness towards parents is an Islamic duty

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) explained about the holy verses in the Quran about kindness towards father and mother, by saying: Being kind to father and mother means you behave well towards them, and do not let them to be forced to express their needs, and ask you for their needs. Provide for them before they are forced to ask you whatever they need [1]. Imam Sadeq (AS) also said: One example of disobeying parents is to stare (out of anger or giving unkind look) at them [2]. It is also narrated from Imam Reza (AS) who said: It is Wajib to be kind to father and mother even if they are polytheists (Moshrik), but must not obey them in committing sins [3].

[1] Mizanul Hekmah, Vol. 14, Hadith 22670.
[2] As above, Hadith 22670.
[3] As above, Hadith 22720.

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