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How was our Imams' conduct towards their parents?

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Bismillah.

Salaam.

Their conduct, based on their knowledge and inerrancy, was the best conduct and they have never done any mistreatment to their parents. Here you can be informed of some of their words and deeds in this regard:

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) stated:

بِرُّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ مِنْ حُسْنِ مَعْرِفَةِ الْعَبْدِ بِاللَّهِ تَعَالَى إِذْ لَا عِبَادَةَ أَسْرَعُ بُلُوغاً لِصَاحِبِهَا إِلَى رِضَاءِ اللَّهِ مِنْ بِرِّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ الْمُؤْمِنَيْنِ لِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَی

"Goodness towards the parents is an indication of a person’s excellent cognizance of Allah. This is because there is no worship that can take a person towards the happiness of Allah faster than exhibiting respect towards his Muslim parents for the sake of Allah." (Misbāh al-shariʻah, p.70)

And Imam Baqir (a.s.) said:

ثَلَاثٌ لَمْ يَجْعَلِ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لِأَحَدٍ فِيهِنَّ رُخْصَةً أَدَاءُ الْأَمَانَةِ إِلَى الْبَرِّ وَ الْفَاجِرِ وَ الْوَفَاءُ بِالْعَهْدِ لِلْبَرِّ وَ الْفَاجِرِ وَ بِرُّ الْوَالِدَيْنِ بَرَّيْنِ كَانَا أَوْ فَاجِرَيْنِ

"There are three things which Allah, the Mighty and the Glorious has not permitted anyone to forsake: returning a trust to its owner, irrespective of whether he is a good person or an evil one; fulfilling one’s promises and covenants, irrespective of whether it has been made to a good person or an evil one; being good and kind towards one’s parents, irrespective of whether they are good or evil." (al-Kāfī, vol.2, p.162)

And also the historical record says that Imam Sajjad (a.s.) have always refused to eat with his mother. Someone asked him: though you have utmost attempt to do Silatul Rahim and you are the most merciful towards your relatives than other people, so why do you refuse to eat with your mother? He answered: because I fear to grab the piece of food that she was going to get. (al-Khisāl, vol.2, p.518).

With Duas.

Narsis.

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36 minutes ago, narsis said:

And also the historical record says that Imam Sajjad (a.s.) have always refused to eat with his mother. Someone asked him: though you have utmost attempt to do Silatul Rahim and you are the most merciful towards your relatives than other people, so why do you refuse to eat with your mother? He answered: because I fear to grab the piece of food that she was going to get.

But I think Imam Sajjad's mother died when he was a child!!

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Salam,

Alhamdulilah our Imam's parents were Imams who were God conscious.

They were the role model for both what a parent in the eye's of Allah should be, and and the offsprings who became Imam's, are role model of perfect off spring.

The majority of Humans/Muslims , whether parent or child are following neither role models , hence the continued madness and human mental virus, pass on to generation to generation.

 

Edited by certainclarity

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5 minutes ago, narsis said:

But the text of Hadith stands for mother ... this could be a good topic for research.

Does it matter? Mother? Step-Mother? Grand-mother? Aunt? Personally, I learned not to waste time on small detail such as these for they don't take away from the lesson of the Imam (as) was trying to teach us. But yes, perhaps in one's free time they could choose to search for fun instead of watching reality tv. 

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5 minutes ago, Miss Wonderful said:

Does it matter? Mother? Step-Mother? Grand-mother? Aunt? Personally, I learned not to waste time on small detail such as these for they don't take away from the lesson of the Imam (as) was trying to teach us. But yes, perhaps in one's free time they could choose to search for fun instead of watching reality tv. 

Of course good deeds have to be done towards all people but the Hadith is going to emphasize on parents and their priority for our good treatment.

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1 hour ago, narsis said:

Of course good deeds have to be done towards all people but the Hadith is going to emphasize on parents and their priority for our good treatment.

There is no dispute between historians that Imam Sajjad's mother passed away when he was a new born. The thing they are not certain about, is that no one knows exactly who was his mother. A slave, daughter of Iranian king, or a girl from an Iranian honorable family.

Mr. Baqir Sharif Al Qurash, has a book in this regard named: "A complete research on Imam Zein Al Abedin's life" which translated in Farsi too.

Edited by gentleman.

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