Is it permissible to do Tabligh work without the approval of my parents?
While I am involved in the work of Dawat and Tabligh, but my parents are strongly opposed to it. I have already made three chillas without their knowledge. I lied to them by saying that I was going on work experience. At that time they were not living with me so it was easy for me to go. Now they are living with me and I would like to go in the path of Allah for 3 days. I am an only child and would not like to hurt their feelings.
Is it permissible for me to go on 3 days and hurt their feelings or should I wait until they are more receptive towards the work of Dawat and Tabligh?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
It is farz to be sensitive to the feelings of your parents. If your parents do not understand the nobility of the work of tabligh, and are opposed to tabligh, it would not be appropriate for you at this stage to go in tabligh while they are with you.
We advise you to wait until they understand the nobility of the work of tabligh or when they are not staying with you.
It is also important to understand the reasons why your parents are opposed to tabligh and then try to remove the misconceptions with wisdom. Also make dua to Allah to grant you the wisdom and guidance for that.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai