Once I saw in yearly Calendar & also my father tells me that " if i say bad words or scold (not in front) about my parent in-laws, it is as if I am scolding my parents". Since then I have stopped, but I would like to know if this is correct or if there is any "Hadith" on this matter. If so, where can i get them?

In general, I know we should not be using bad words about anybody, but I want to make sure of the fact that if there is "Hadith on scolding parent in-laws befalls on own parents. I am not sure if I have explained my self well enough. thanks for taking the time.

  • I would not want the answer to be e-mailed to me. If you could post the answer, i will appreciate . thanks.
    – rukshana
    Feb 26 '16 at 19:09


I have not come across a hadith that talks about slandering and insulting in-laws; however, the closest hadith (in meaning) that I remember is:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said. "It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents." It was asked (by the people), "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! How does a man curse his parents?" The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "'The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother."

On a side note, you wrote the following:

" if i say bad words or scold (not in front) about my parent in-laws..."

This is even worse than just insulting/scolding your in-laws. You are talking badly about them behind their back, and of course you know that backbiting is considered by almost all of the Scholars as a major sin.

Allah knows best!

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