Hadith ~ Who is most deserving

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A person came to the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) and asked: “Who among people is most deserving of my fine treatment? The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: “Your mother”. He again asked: “Who next?” “Your mother”, the Prophet (SAWS) replied again. He asked: “Who next?” The Prophet (SAWS) said again: “Your mother.” He again asked: “Then who?” Thereupon the Prophet (SAWS) said: “Then your father.”

In another narration: “O Messenger of Allah! Who is most deserving of my fine treatment?” The Prophet (SAWS) said: “Your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then your nearest, then nearest”. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

SAWS: May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection

Commentary: This Hadith tells us that the rights of the mother are three times more important than that of the father.

Riyaadiss-Saliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous)
By Imam An Nawawi
Chapter 40, Page 106, No 316

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