A: The legal evidence of Shari`ah (Islamic Law) shows that being dutiful to the parents is obligatory, especially when they become old. Allah (may He be Exalted) says, And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. It is authentically reported that a man asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), "Who among the people is most deserving of my kind treatment?” He (peace be upon him) said,
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"Your mother.” He, again said, "Then who?” He (peace be upon him) said, "Your mother.” He said, "Then who?” He (peace be upon him) said, "Your mother.” He (again) said, "Then who?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said, "Your father."
A woman should be dutiful to her mother then to her father and at the same time she should obey her husband and treat him kindly.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' -Member Deputy Chairman The Chairman -`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify,`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz