Talking about the disbelieving parents of a muslim

Question 448

If the parents of a muslim died upon disbelief, is it permissible to revile them and is this considered to be annoying their muslim child?


Reviling the dead should be left off because there is no benefit in it, except if there is a benefit connected to it like if there is a person who had with him something or affair which is required to be warned from then it is possible that you warn from the likes of what occurred from this disbeliever. As for as the case, when there is no benefit or welfare of the muslims, then in the likes of these cases, it is left off and he is not be reviled.

Answered by: Shaykh Abu Abdullah Zayed Al Wasabee hafidhahullah

Translated by: Abu Muhammad Nezam Uddin Al Hindi

Note from translator:

This question was asked in place of the following question that was raised,

“What is the daleel for the statement that talking about father and mother of Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم more than what is mentioned annoys him?”

If a common muslim’s disbelieving dead parents should not be reviled without benefit then talking about the Prophet’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) dead parents without benefit or welfare should also be left off. Allah knows best.