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  • Questionable Relations with His Mother and Her Children from Other Marriages Date: 14-7-2002

    My mother has been married for the third time at this time my mother has had a son with her third husband and will have another baby. Are the kids that she has called my brother or sister? My mother married my father, her second husband, by whom she had 4 kids; I am one of them. I have not talked or seen my mother for about five years because my mother.. More

  • Parents Object to His Working for Islamic Organization Date: 3-7-2002

    Recently I was doing some volunteer work with an Islamic organization in my area. The work was fine and, Al-Hamdulillah, the organization was getting a lot of work done. My parents then decided that they didn't want me working there anymore. What would be your opinion on this considering that the work was important to the Muslim community? .. More

  • Who to Rescue First: Mother or Wife? Date: 26-6-2002

    Suppose I am going in a boat with my wife and mother and the boat sank. I can rescue only one person, whom should I rescue? My wife or my mother? .. More

  • Parents Ordered Son to Divorce Pregnant Wife with Two Children Date: 24-4-2002

    I am married since 1996 and I have two children and my wife is pregnant now and she live, in her father's house for 6 months because she had problem with my mother. My mother started that problem and treated my wife so badly, then my wife could not carry all that, so she responded by the same way to my mother. Then my mother gets mad at my wife. After.. More

  • Marriage without Parents' Approval Date: 24-4-2002

    What do you say of a man who decides to marry in secret while knowing that what he is doing is going to anger his parents very strongly after consulting them in the marriage? The reasons for the parents' rejecting the marriage were: 1. He is 20 years old. 2. He didn't get a degree. 3. The woman he wanted to marry is known for bad morals committing what.. More

  • Studying in USA, working around forbidden things, and relations with father Date: 20-4-2002

    1) I went to USA for study, but they told me that is forbidden to live in a non-Muslim country and it's forbidden to work in places when there is, for example, pork or other forbidden things even though no other Halal jobs exist. As you know, its difficult to find a job there.2) My father makes a lot of differences between his sons and its difficult.. More

  • Wife Prevents Husband from Contacting or Visiting His Mother Date: 10-4-2002

    My wife had a hard time with my mother that effected her personality so badly that she became mentally ill. Now she refuses to let me visit my mother at all, and I know that she will apply for a divorce if I visit her or even phone her. Can I visit my mother secretly and swear to my wife that I didn't if she asks me? .. More

  • Only One Brother Works and Others Do Not, What Should He Do? Date: 5-3-2002

    I am a young Moroccan 30 years old. I have worked with my father for 13 years, I have 2 brothers and 6 sisters. I am manage the company and the other brothers do not do anything (only they eat and sleep). I want to leave the company but my father does not. The company will be stopped without me. My question is should I leave the company or not? .. More

  • Marrying without informing one's parents Date: 5-2-2002

    A while ago I have been engaged to a Muslimah with my parents consent. It is time now that the girl and I feel we should get married, as I am able to do so. However, my parents are not allowing me to get married to this girl yet, as they want me to wait for a while longer until I finish my studies. I feel that I cannot wait any longer since I would.. More

  • Kissing Hands Of Family Members on ‘Eed Date: 26-1-2002

    On Eid days, we youngsters visit our parents, uncles, and aunts to show our respect and affection. We kiss the back of their palm (hand). Is it permissible? Our intention is purely to show our respect. Is this allowed in Sharia? .. More

  • Living in Non-Muslim Parents' Home Paid For Through A Mortgage Date: 26-1-2002

    I live with my parents in their house. My parents are not Muslims and they purchased their house through a mortgage. My father told me that if I get married, my wife and I can live in the basement of this house for free. I thought this was a great offer because my salary is not enough to pay for my own apartment. So, can I get married and live in the.. More

  • Dua' for non-Muslim parents Date: 25-12-2001

    My question concerns my non-Muslim parents. They are very kind to me and to my husband. They have helped us in many ways, and do not oppose my being Muslim. In fact, my mother has purchased some beautiful books for me about Islam. I pray that Allah guides them, as it is a source of great pain to me that they are not yet Muslim. I fear for them if they.. More

  • Convert from Shia wants to leave parents Date: 13-12-2001

    I used to be Shia I changed 3 years ago to Sunnah (Al-hamdulillah). I live with my parents. Should I leave them and move or should I continue living with them? Many scholars of Islam have said not to have anything to do with them. .. More

  • Pleasing your mother Date: 29-10-2001

    I learnt from someone a saying: 'Lord's pleasure then mother's pleasure'. Is it true that if your mother isn't pleased, Allah will not be pleased with you and your good deeds will not be accepted until you please your mother? Praying in congregation at the Masjid is Fard-ain and not praying in congregation at the Masjid is a sin except if you have.. More

  • Man wants to marry but parents object Date: 9-10-2001

    I am 21 years old and I found a young Muslimah who I want to marry. My mother objets because she wears the Hijab (not modern). My parents also say she is from poor family whose parents are divorced. In addition, my mother says my older sister is not married and I have to wait until she marries. What do you advise in this case? .. More