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Is the Pleasure of Allah in the Pleasure of Our Parents?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Asslamu Alaykum

1. Is it true that the pleasure of Allah is in the pleasure of our parents?
2. If so, then if we do something that makes our parents happy, proud and pleased, are we automatically making Allah happy, proud and pleased?
3. For example, if someone wants to pursue medicine as this will please his parents, does he also please Allah?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.

Allah’s Pleasure

Abdullah bin Amr narrated that: The Prophet said: “The Lord’s pleasure is in the parent’s pleasure, and the Lord’s anger is in the parent’s anger.” [Tirmidhi]

Yes, the pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of our parents.

Yes, if we do something that makes our parents pleased with us, then we can hope for Allah’s pleasure.

Yes, if someone wants to pursue Medicine as this will please his parents, then he can hope for Allah’s pleasure.

May Allah facilitate your desire to please Him through pleasing your parents.

Please see:

ADVICE: Seeking the Pleasure of Allah and His Messenger – Habib Umar

[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersHub Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.