Guiding one’s family

Q: How should a person who belongs to a modern family and has been guided by Allah Ta’ala deal with his family? If the family does not observe pardah, listen to music, watch movies etc. How can this person interact with them so their feelings are not hurt and he is away from haram? Should he openly state that since a certain action is haram he will not allow it or get involved in it or should let this happen while trying to explain them the dangers until eventually they stop themselves?


A: Gradually educate them and explain to them that you have no ill feelings for them and it is the law of shari`ah that requires you to live within certain limits.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)