Thy Lord has commanded, ‘Worship none but Him, and show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, never say unto them any word expressive of disgust nor reproach them, but address them with excellent speech.’
ISLAM, THE HOLY QUR’AN 17:24
Abu Hurairah (ra) relates that an individual asked the Holy Prophet (sa):
‘O Apostle of God! Who is the person worthiest of my consideration?’ He replied, ‘Your mother, then your mother and again your mother. After her, your father.’
ISLAM, THE HOLY PROPHET (SA), THE HADITH OF SAHIH MUSLIM
Whosoever does not respect his parents, whosoever does not render obedience to them in things which do not run counter to the Holy Qur’an, and whosoever is neglectful in rendering to them the service to which they are undoubtedly entitled, he is not of my community.
ISLAM, PROMISED MESSIAH (AS), OUR TEACHING, P.10
Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
CHRISTIANITY, THE BIBLE, EXODUS 20:12
There are three partners in the forming of a person: The Holy One, Blessed be He, who provides the soul, and his father and his mother. When a person honours his father and mother, the Holy One, Blessed be He, says: I ascribe credit to them as if I dwelt between them and they honor Me as well.
JUDAISM, TALMUD, KIDDUSHIN 30B
See the divine in your mother, father, teacher, and guest. Never do what is wrong.
HINDUISM, TAITTIRIYAKA UPANISHAD, PART 1, 11:2
If there are sons or daughters of a noble family who are filial to their parents and support them, besides exercising benevolence and compassion in the world, at their departure from this life such persons will meet a good and learned teacher who will fully describe to them the state of happiness in that Buddha country of Amitayus.
BUDDHISM, MEDITATION ON BUDDHA AMITAYUS 27