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The Punishment for Disobedience to Parents is Meted out Without Delay


What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“While the punishments for other sins are delayed till the Hereafter, the punishment for disobeying parents is meted out even before a person leaves this world”




Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a slightly weak chain.

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 156, Refer: Talkhisul Mustadrak and Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 1 pg. 318)


However, Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also recorded the following authentic narration which supports the Hadith in question:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“…The punishment for two deeds are meted out in this world, transgressing and disobedience to parents

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 177. Declared authentic by Imam Hakim and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs

The Hadith in question is suitable to quote.

Severing ties bring Allah’s punishment without delay


What is the authenticity of the following?

“There is no sin more likely to bring the punishment of Allah in this world as well as what [punishment] Allah has in store in the Hereafter than transgression [oppression/rebelling] and severing family ties ”



Imams Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2511, Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 4866 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4211)


Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Hibban have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 455, 456)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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