Parents receiving the reward of good deeds carried out by their children

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1- At the talk (bayan) they mentioned that the parents get on going reward from their children when they (parents) leave this world, please explain what it means?

2- A brother (who has children and their mother, has passed away) asked if the good deeds his children carry out will be rewarded to the woman who he marries , because that person will play the part of a mother?

3- Also if the brother marries again and if the new wife gets the reward of of his children, does that effect the reward for the real mother of the children who has passed away?



1. Since parents are the means for introducing Deen in the lives of their children, parents will receive the rewards of the good deeds carried out by the children.

2. The step children are commanded to serve their step mother, respect her and fulfil her rights. However the stepmother does not hold the rank of the biological mother.

3. As above.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)