Joining the family business

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Q: I am from India. This academic year my graduation will be completed. I was planning for higher education. My parents want me to join in the family business. I am so helpless because higher education is my passion; without my passion I can’t live comfortably. I actually mean I won’t be alive. Since my parents are angry with my weird attitude they took me to a Mufti nearby. He suggests me to live up to my parents wish. I need an independent life. Is being independent a crime? What should I do?


A: We suggest that you respect your parents and you may continue with your studies through correspondence.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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