Can My Mother Force Me to Marry Someone?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, My mother wants me to marry a man living in our house who has helped us before the death of my dad. I am in a relationship with someone else that I love and we want to get married. Can my mother force me to marry the […]

Parents – Your Door to Allah’s Acceptance, by Ustadh Uthman Bally

Sometimes a door to Allah is opened in the form of a good deed, such as praying or giving charity but then the door of acceptance is still closed. Through parents, this final door can be opened. Ustadh Uthman Bally recounts story upon wonderful story of how the relationship with our parents can have a major effect on our futures. […]

What Can I Do to Rebuild my Connection With Allah Which Was Stronger Before I Had Children?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a mother of several children. Since having them I feel I am unable to connect to Allah anymore in my prayers and du’as. What can I do to rebuild the connection to Allah which was stronger before I had children? Answer: Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi […]

My Mother Doesn’t Want Me to Marry Someone Who Has Repented From His Troubled Past. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I want to marry someone who used to be involved in criminal activity. He has made his repentance, and is a practising Muslim now. My mother disapproves of him due to other reasons. What should I do? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. […]

How Can I Reconnect With Allah and Pray on Time Despite My Busy Schedule?

Answered by Shaykh Faid Said Question: Assalam alaykum Being a single mother of two children with special needs makes it extremely difficult to hold on to my prayers. I find myself exhausted and unable to pray which in turns plunges me in sadness and a bit of despair. How can I reconnect with Allah in a […]

I Am Stuck Between My Mother and My Wife. What Does Islam Say?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am the only son, and am stuck between my mother and my wife. I have been trying to solve this issue over the last few years by using proofs from the Qur’an and Hadith, but it hasn’t worked. My wife has left to live in her own home […]

Will I Have a Bad Child Because I Was Bad With My Mother?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a 14 year old girl who has given my mother a very hard time. I was just very cruel to her. She has forgiven me every time and we’ve moved on, however, she said the one thing that will stay forever is the fact that […]

My Wife Does Not Want to Move in With My Elderly Mother and Disabled Brother. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My elderly mother lives alone at home. I am her youngest child, and I live with my wife and children in our own home. I would like to move back in with my mother but my wife is does not want to because of the neighbourhood and my […]

My Mother Makes Supplications Against Me. Will Her Duas Be Accepted?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My mother doesn’t care about her children. I’m the one looking after my younger siblings and they see me as their mother. Yet, my mum is not satisfied with me. She often makes the supplication that if I get married I should not have a happy life. Will […]

My Father Will Abandon My Mother Once My Brother and I Marry and Move Out. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My parents have an unstable marriage. I know my dad will expel my mother once me and my brother are married. My mum wants us to marry one of her nieces from Pakistan so that one of us will stay with the parents. But we don’t want that. […]