وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا
And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. [17:23]
- Has been brought earlier and creates exclusivity. Especially and above everyone else, you should say to them… Unfortunately, we will be very courteous to our boss, friends, and extremely rude to our parents.
- A crucial function of the repetition is to accentuate our obligations to both parents; some people respect only their father and others only their mother.
- This ayah begins with a command of worshiping Allah and ends with a command of saying only noble things.
- The ayah begins with the right of Allah, and the rest of the ayah is centerd on the rights of parents.
- If you are having trouble respecting your parents, then it is because you are not a true worshipper of Allah.
Prophet SAW said, “May he be disgraced! May he be disgraced! May he be disgraced, whose parents– one or both– attain old age during his life time, and he does not enter Jannah”. [Muslim]