Honouring the Parents is Preceeding al-Jihad in the way of Allaah
by Shaykh Nazzam Sakkîjâ
Translated by Farhat Abbas Abu Abdullaah al-Mirpuree


1. On the authority of Abdullaah bin Masood may Allaah be pleased with him, who said :

I asked the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) Which action is loved to Allaah ? he said : “Prayer on its time,” so I said : What next ? he said : “honouring parents,” so I said : what next ? He said : “al-Jihad in the way of Allaah[1].”

Footnotes

1. This is in the case of Jihad which is not fard ‘ayn


Putting off the Jihad for honouring the parents and accompanying them, because Paradise is under the feet of the mother

1. On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Umarooh bin al-Aaas may Allaah be pleased with him who said, a man came to meet the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said :

I want to go with you on the migration and the Jihad, because I want reward from Allaah Azza wa Jal, so he said : Are one of your parents alive? yes, both of them, so he said : You want reward from Allaah Azza wa jal? he said : yes, so he said : So go back to your parents and the goodness is in keeping them company.

2. In another narration on the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Umarooh bin al-Aaas may Allaah be pleased with them, who said : a man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and asked to go on the Jihad, so he said :

Are your parents alive ? he said : yes. He said : With them is the Jihad. [2]

3. On the authority of Abdullaah bin ‘Umarooh bn al-Aaas may Allaah be pleased with them who said that a man came to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said,

I have come to go with you on the migration, and I left my father crying, so he said, go back to them, and make them laugh, like you make them cry.

4. On the authority of Abee Huraira may Allaah be pleased with him, who said that a man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said I want to go on the Jihad, so he said,

Are your parents alive ? he said : Yes so he said : With them is he Jihad.

5. On the Authority of Talha bin Muwayeeyah as-Salmee may Allaah be pleased with him, who said that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) came so I said O Messenger of Allaah I desire to go on Jihad in the way of Allaah ? he said :

Is your mother alive ? he answered yes. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said : Under the feet of the parents there is Paradise.

6. On the authority of Muwayeeyah bin Jahmaa that Jahmaa came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said, O Messenger of Allaah I desire to participate along side you in a battle ? he said :

Do you have a mother ? he said : Yes, so he said : Serve them, Indeed the Pardise is with their feet.

7. Also on the authority of Muwayeeyah bin Jahmaa with the words : I came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) wanting to participate in the jihad, so the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said :

Do you have parents ? so I said yes, so he said : so serve them, indeed the Paradise is under their feet.

8. Abee Saeed may Allaah be pleased with him who said that a man came to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) doing Hijra from Yemen, so he said :

Do you have one of your parents in Yemen ? he said : My father, he said : Did you listen to him ? he said no, he said return to him and listen to him, indeed listening to him is Jihad, and honouring them.

Footnotes

1. This is in the case of Jihad which is not fard ‘ayn