Father asking son to sacrifice his job career for him

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Thankyou for answering my previous question although I was hoping for more of a comprehensive one I appreciate the time and effort you guys put in.

I want to know. My father has wealth that he can’t maintan himself but he isnt willing to sell it or liquidise it if you will which he can do easilly by the way. Now if he asks me to give up my career which I just started, to focus full time on him am I obliged to do so. This would very much mean that I could not save for myself and build a future i.e foinacial secruity that I can call my own. Bearing in mind I have never had any interest in his wealth as it comes from selling alcohol and interests. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You state that you want a comprehensive answer. In order for us to provide that, we require a comprehensive question. What do you mean when you say that your father can’t maintain himself? What exactly is your father asking you to do? What business does father do? How much of his business is from of alcohol and interest?

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And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Haris Siddiqui

Student Darul Iftaa
Melbourne, Australia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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