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Marriage and Severed Ties of Kinship

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil advises on mending relations with estranged parents and marrying with their blessing.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My parents got divorced when I was 3 and I ended up with my father who raised me. I didn’t see my mother for almost 19 years, until I finally […]

If My Parents Prepare Meat That is Not Halal, Should I Avoid Eating It?

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: My parents get mad at me for eating halal. They yell at me for this. Although, I secretly am still eating halal. For example if they make haram meat at the dinner table, I say I am too full or my stomach hurts. It is really hard to keep this […]

Dealing With a Dysfunctional Relationship With Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalamu alaykum, I am a Muslim female in my 20s. I live alone away from my mother.  I, for most of my life, have spoken to my mother everyday. As I have grown older, however, I have found it to be difficult to speak with my mother everyday, as […]

Must We Obey Our Parents If They Forbid Us From Attending Beneficial Islamic Gatherings?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have heard of a hadith of a Yemeni man who wanted to see the Prophet (pbuh) but his mother was elderly and needed him, so the Prophet (pbuh) told the man to stay where he was. (If know of a reference for this hadith or its authenticity, […]

My Parents Tend to Fight Very Often: What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: My parents tend to fight very often. What should I do? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I hope you are and your family are in the best of states inshaAllah. The essential role that good character holds in one’s faith and practice, in general, and a priori towards family, […]

Interest, Parents, & Upholding Good Character

Answered by Ustadh Faraz Khan Question: I graduated college early because my family does not have alot of money and i didnt want to accrue much debt. I have a student loan which wont accruse interest until six months after graduation. I can pay it off, but my parents want me to contribute more money […]

Married Daughters Supporting Elderly Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I have read in previous answers that the primary responsibility of a daughter when married is her husband and children and the primary responsibility of a son when he marries remains looking after his parents. But what about a family where there are no sons or other male […]

Dealing With Non-Muslim Parents (II)

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: My non-Muslim parents and relatives are against my practicing of Islam. Obedience and submission to God has no place in their mind. Since I am with them now, far away from scholars and people to ask for advice, my faith is terribly low. Here, I’m involved in sin […]

A Convert Dealing with Non-Muslim Parents

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I reverted more than a year ago.  I’m 19 now. My parents live in Italy and I live in England with my sister. Now I am back to Italy again for the summer.  My present trouble is unless I tell my parents clearly that certain things are prohibited, I’ll […]

Marriage & Obedience to Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: [1] If one’s parents have two children. They have allowed the son to marry and migrate and the girl receive offer to marriage inclusive with migration. Is the girl allowed to accept this offer, in view that if she does leave, no one will be able to be […]