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  • Parents upset because daughter wears niqaab and does not work Date: 26-4-2016

    I am a university graduate having qualifications that are quite respected in the business world. Nevertheless, I never workedbecause of the prohibition of working in a mixed environment and because I wear niqaab. My refusal to work is a serious disappointment for my parents. I do not feel guilty for not becoming a career woman, but I do feel regret.. More

  • Total forsaking of parents impermissible Date: 26-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Is there any condition in which a child can leave their parents completely? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Father's right in child's wealth if he did not raise him Date: 26-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read that even if your father never helped raise you nor spent on you and stayed away out of his own choice, you must still obey him, can he just show up out of the blue and take some of your wealth, as the hadith says that the child's wealth is his father's, and can he take what he needs? Please, I need a full answer about the.. More

  • Mother wants son to keep TV Date: 21-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Respected, revered Shaikh, my question is the following: my respected mother is asking to keep a television in order to watch entertainment channels, but I refused to do so, praise be to Allaah, because I cannot go against the Quran and Sunnah. I live in Saudi Arabia, and my mother told me that she.. More

  • How to treat ill-reputed parent Date: 7-4-2016

    My mother was not good by character. She was involved in multiple physical relationships. She left her five children because of that. We, her children, suffered alot. I do not know how much of it is true. Allaah knows better. Now she is old, lives alone, and has no money sometimes. She is sorry for what she did; she cries a lot and asks for forgiveness... More

  • Son's responsibility towards his father's financial obligations Date: 5-4-2016

    Does a child have to finish their parents life obligations? For example, if a father needed to build a house for his family to live in but he no longer can do so because he used the money for other things in his lifetime, can he then force his child to finish that as an obligation even though it will bring much stress and hardship for the child because.. More

  • Keeping ties with parent who apostated from Islam Date: 23-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I need some guidance with an issue that has been concerning me greatly. My father is a good practicing Muslim who follows Islam. I was raised as a practicing Muslim also. A few years ago, my parents got divorced and my mother, who has been a convert for 30 years, left Islam (as to my knowledge). My father wants no contact between.. More

  • Severing ties with parents because of depression Date: 2-3-2016

    What is the ruling on avoiding having a relationship with one's parents due to depression? Keep in mind that there are other siblings who take care of the parents. .. More

  • Feeling guilty for living away from parents for long Date: 31-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholar. We migrated abroad almost ten years ago. I now feel like I have missed my parents. They live in my home country. My heart is criticizing me and telling me that I abandoned them. They once visited us here, but I feel like that is not enough. I wanted to do so much for them but I cannot. I have three children. We have.. More

  • The ruling on whether grandparents are entitled to obedience in lawful matters Date: 17-1-2016

    Shaykh,I realise that grandparents have to be respected a lot and that one is to keep ties with them, but do grandchildren have to obey them in everything that is halal? Could you please explain? .. More

  • Her parents asked her not to call or visit them Date: 28-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaikum. My husband has had problems with my father right from the beginning of our marriage, and my father was at fault everytime. He would shamelessly apologise or lie to appease my husband, and my husband would let it goin order to mantain peace. This continued during the first 12 years of our marriage. In the 12th year, certain incidents.. More

  • Status of grandmother in Islam / Going to the mosque early or waiting for cousins to come along Date: 26-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the position of the grandmother in Islam? Question 2: Going to the mosque together with my cousins causes me to be2-3 mins late for the prayer sometimes. When I am getting late for the prayer, should I wait for my cousins or should I leave them and proceed for the prayer alone? Sub-question 2. Is it compulsory to invite everyone,.. More

  • Fulfilling the father's wish after his death Date: 20-11-2015

    My father forced me into Med School in 2002. I agreed to do Med School although I had no inclination for it. I did not know of Ibn Taymiyyah's fatwa that states that one does not have to obey parents in regards to one's career. All I knew was that if parents want you to do something permissible, you have to do it. I was doing it as being dutiful (Birr.. More

  • How to deal with an abusive disabled father Date: 19-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Last year, my parents, me and my brothers found out that my sister was pregnant without having a husband and, since then, my father has been a horrible man. He has always been verbally abusive ever since I can remember, but he has gotten to the point in which none of us (me and my brothers and sister) care much for him. My mum is.. More

  • Sitting with mother while she watches TV Date: 6-11-2015

    I obey and respect my mother as Allah commands, however, my mother is always angry with me because she wants me to talk to her more, but this is difficult for me as she is always watching haram shows on tv. I talk to her when she is not watching tv though, as I assume that it is not permissible to sit and talk to someone who is watching tv, could you.. More