Obeying Parents in Sinful Matters Is Not Disbelief
Fatwa No: 450481

  • Fatwa Date:18-11-2021 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 13, 1443
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Question

Onca if a muslim after praying told god that she loves her parents more than god but didnt knew this would take her out of islamThen repented and when got to know recited kalima at that time she didnt knew about the islamic ruling that u cant islamically obey parents on sinful matters Now after repenting for what she ignorantly saidIf incase she follows her parents in some sinful matters willingly or unwillingly please mention for both knowing that its a sin will her repentance not accepted and she will be counted as a kafir that due to what she said and she is still obeyong paremts in some matters knowing that she is being sinful please mention if she is a muslim now that she has repented for her dialogue.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

This girl did not fall into disbelief even if she was undoubtedly wrong for what she had said. She must fear Allah Almighty and make sure that her love for Allah should be more perfect than her love of anything or anyone else.

She must avoid whispers and not pay any attention to them. She has to know that if she obeys her parents in disobedience, then she is sinful by that but not a disbeliever. She must immediately repent. If she sincerely repents, her repentance will undoubtedly be accepted, whether she obeyed them knowingly, out of forgetfulness, or out of ignorance. Her obedience to them in any case does not take her out of the fold of Islam but she must repent and not obey them again or obey anyone else in matters of disobedience to Allah.

For more benefit on the limits of obedience to parents, please refer to Fatawa 271255, 131695, and 123554.

Allah Knows best.

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