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Goodness towards the parents is the expiation of various sins. It is related in a report that a man came to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and said, “O, Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.s.) there is not a single misdeed, that I have not committed. Is there repentance for me?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) told him, “Go and do goodness to your father in order that your sins may be expiated.” When the man left the assembly the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “If his mother had been alive, it would have been more meritorious to do good to her.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 139

In the happiness of parents lies the happiness of Allah and in their dissatisfaction is Allah’s dissatisfaction.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 139; Behaarul Anwaar

A person who is good to his parents will be just a grade below the prophets in Heaven. And the Aaq-e-Waledain will be only a grade higher than the Firons in Hell
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140; Mustadrakul Wasael

Benevolence to parents is the greatest of the religious obligations.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) says that Allah has two Angels one of whom says, “O Allah! Protect those who do good to the parents.” The other Angel prays, “O Allah! Destroy those people by retribution, with whom their parents are angry.” Needless to say, the prayers of the Angels are always accepted by Allah.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140

There are three kinds of sins which are punished in this world, rather than being given respite till Qiyamat. The first is Aaq-e-Waledain. The second, injustice upon men and third, thanklessness for favour.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140

Secret charity cools down Divine anger while goodness to parents and benevolence to relatives, prolongs life
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140; Behaarul Anwaar

Benevolence to parents and secret charity, ward off poverty, and both (these deeds) prolong life. Seventy types of death are kept away
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140; Behaarul Anwaar

Those who assure me that they will be benevolent to parents and do good to the relatives, I will give them excess of wealth and a long life and assure them of being close among our group.”
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 140; Mustadrakul Wasael

The displeasing of parents causes decrease in sustenance and degradation (also follows).”
Imām ‘Alī an-Naqī (‘Alī al-Hādī ) (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 141

Those who cause hurt to their parents should derive lessons from the life of this man. See how his wealth and property has been taken away. His affluence and independence has changed to poverty and his health has turned into disease. Whatever position he was to get in Heaven, he has been deprived of due to his sins; in its place the fire of Hell has been prepared for him.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 141; Safinatul Bihar

“When Hazrat Yaqoob (a.s.) went to Egypt to meet his son Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.), he (Yusuf a.s.) did not alight from his horse to pay respect to his father. Hazrat Jibraeel (a.s.) descended, and told Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) to open his fist. As he did so, a light shot out from his palm and rose towards the sky. Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) enquired, “What was this light which came out of my hand and shot to the sky?.” Jibraeel (a.s.) replied, “The light of Prophethood has departed from your loins. You did not pay due respect to your father hence none of your descendants will get Prophethood.” It is true that Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) did not descend from his horse to pay respect to his father. However, this was not due to any feelings of pride and vanity. The Prophets are sinless and could never harbour such emotions. His intentions were merely to maintain his dignity as a King among his subjects.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 141

Those who wish an easy death should do good to the relatives and be kind to parents. When one does this, Allah will make easy the agony of death. In this world he will not face difficulties and poverty
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 142; Safinatun Bihar

Goodness towards the mother is more rewarding. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) emphasized that benevolence shown to the mother should be three times the magnitude of that shown towards the father. When he was asked as to which of the parents had more rights, he replied, “Was it not your mother who suffered the birth pangs to give birth to you and provided you with your natural diet from her breasts? Indeed the rights of a mother far outweigh those of the father.”
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 142; Mustadrakul Wasael

Someone asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) about the rights of the father. He (s.a.w.s.) replied, “He should be obeyed always, as long as he lives.” Then he was asked, “What is the right of the mother?”. He answered, “If the service to a mother equals the quantity of the particles of sand in the desert and the drops of rain on earth, it (this service) will not repay for a single day that she kept you in her womb.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 142; Mustadrakul Wasael

It is reported that a young man approached the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and asked, “O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.s.), I have a mother who is an invalid. She cannot even move by herself. I carry her on my back and feed her with my hands. I also clean her excreta. Have I fulfilled her rights?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied, “No. Because you have remained in the womb for a long period during which you derived your nourishment from her body. She was every busy in caring and protecting you at all costs. Inspite of such hardships she always wished a long life for you. But you are waiting for her to die so that you may relieved of the responsibility of taking care of her.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 143

If you are praying a mustahab prayer and your father calls you, do not break your prayer but if your mother calls, break the prayer.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 143

Paradise is at the feet of your mother.”
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 143

Moammar Ibne Khallad asked Imam Reza (a.s.) whether one is allowed to pray for one’s parents if they had not followed the truth and had not been Shia. Imam Reza (a.s.) replied, “If they are dead, pray for them and give Sadaqah on their behalf. If they are alive keep them happy.”
Imām Alī ibn Mūsā al-Rezā (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 144

Allah the Most High has sent me as the Mercy for the worlds, except to the ‘Aaq’ (of parents).
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 144

Jabir Ibne Abdullah (r.a.) reports that someone asked Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.), “My parents are against the truth, i.e. they are not the Shia of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)”. Imam replied: “Be good towards them like you would be towards out Shias.”
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Greater Sins Vol 1, part 3, page 144; Al Kafi