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Can a Son Force His Mother to Wear Hijab?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked whether a son can force his mother to wear hijab. Can a teenage son force his mother into hijab or certain types of clothing? A teenage son cannot force his mother to do anything, but he can and must, just like anyone else, command her to comply to Sharia which […]

The Patience of Umm Ayyub

Umm Ayyub was an ordinary lady with extraordinary patience and strength. She was a very ordinary women, so ordinary that you wouldn’t notice her. She was so ordinary that I still don’t know her name to this very day. I don’t remember where I first met her, or when I met her. In fact, I […]

How to Divide Inheritance After a Parent’s Death?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My mother just passed away but hasn’t left any sort of will to her name. She verbally said a few things to us her children but nothing written. How do we correctly deal with her finances in light of the Sharia? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. My deepest condolences […]

Should I Confess to My Mother Something Wrong I Did to Her?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have commited a sin towards my mother so bad that I’m afraid to tell her. Should I confess to my mother and tell her everything or should I just sincerely ask for forgiveness from Allah and her? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahamtullah wa barakatuh, Your […]

My Mother Is Having an Extra-Marital Affair. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My mother is having an extra-marital affair and is having zina with that person. What should I do, as in Islam, children are not allowed to say a word to their parent. Should I say something to her or just pray to Allah for her guidance? […]

My Mother Is Not Muslim. How Can I Help Her?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I’m 15 years old and I’ve always wanted one thing – for my mum to become a Muslim. She loves Islam, she defends it anywhere, and she even tells me to pray. She was brought up with a Christian/Orthodox background but she doesn’t practice ever since […]

My Mother Is Hurt Because I Don’t Talk to Her About Me Being Abused. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I do not want to tell my mother that I was emotionally abused by a man she trusted. She is hurt because of my reticence. What do I do? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for […]

An Exhausted Mother’s Eid Reflections, from Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil gives thanks for the little things in life. As I began to write this from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, my daughter sat beside me, playing with her Lego Duplo train set. Alhamdulilah, she turned two on Eid, and I am constantly reminded of the innumerable blessings and changes she has brought into […]

My Fiance’s Mother Has Changed Her Mind. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My fiance’s mother has changed her mind at the last minute, and no longer wants him to marry me because I am “not family”. What do I do? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching […]

I Met Someone at College, but My Mother Said We Cannot Get Married. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I met someone at college, but my mother said we cannot get married. Should I hold on to this man or listen to my mother’s instincts and end this? Will hurting his feelings be a sin considering he is willing to wait for me? Answer: Assalamualaykum […]