Can I Obey My Parents If They Forbid Me to Wear the Hijab?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, What should a woman do when she is out with her parents and they have forbidden her to wear the hijab? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. She should ask Allah Most High for facilitation, and put on the […]

How Do I Cope With My Parents’ Fear and Disapproval of Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: When I reached college, I began to study Islam, which then lead me to not only practicing Islam, but also actively lecturing at mosques. I tried to wear the hijab, at which my father told me he would hate me for doing so. So for the time being, […]

Do I have to Obey my Parents if they Order me To Leave Sunnah Acts?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Since the beard is sunnah and not wajib in the Shafi’i madhhab, I was wondering what the ruling was for following/performing sunnah acts when parents forbid it without a good reason? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, Dealing Righteously with Parents Dealing well with […]

How Can I Be a Dutiful Son While Maintaining Independence from Controlling Parents?

Answered by Ustadha Jameela Jafri Question: I wish to be a good son and fulfill my responsibilities. However I feel overwhelmed by my parents approach towards me. I feel I cannot be independent and live my own life and that my parents expect too much from me. How can I be a good son yet […]