Living with one’s grand father due to abuse

Q: I am a Muslim. My dad drinks alcohol and comes home in the evening and my step mother complains to my dad for simple mistakes and my dad abuses me and sometime beats me. Every day this happens. I have no freedom. They treat me like a prisoner. Recently I left home and came to my grand fathers house. Life here is peaceful. My father is calling me back but I am scared to go because those things will occur again in my life. I don’t want to go back. My grand father is supporting me too. But I have a doubt should I go or should I live live with my grand father. Please help me and
give me the best answer according to Islam.


A: If life with your father is becoming unbearable then you may live with your grandfather.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)