Deeds that will bring Unending Reward for Parents
  • Question:

    What can children do for their late parents that will earn them (the parents) unending reward?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    May Allāh bless all parents with forgiveness and mercy.

    Some of the things one can do for their late parents, for them to receive blessings and reward are listed below:

    • Constantly make du’ās (supplication) to Allāh for their forgiveness.
    • Recite the Qur’ānic supplication for them: “My Lord, be merciful to them as they have brought me up in my childhood” (Qur’ān 17:24)
    • Give charity on their behalf.
    • Fulfil their vows and promises.
    • Settle their debts and outstanding obligations.
    • Do any good deed and ask Allāh to send the reward to their souls.

    A man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him),"My mother has passed away, and if she could have spoken, she would have given something in charity. Will she receive a reward if I give something on her behalf?" He said, "Yes." (Bukhārī)

    A man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him), "My father has died and left money behind. He did not make a will. Will it expiate for his sins if I give some of it in charity on his behalf?" He said, "Yes." (Nasa’i)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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