Q: I am a converted Muslim. My parents are Hindu. I face problems from my family’s side whenever a festival comes. I want to know that up to what extent I can cooperate with them being a Muslim? On rakshabandhan can I tie rakhi and tilak for my brother?
A: It is not permissible for you to attend these festivals and prayer ceremonies. These festivals are festivals of kufr practices. Taking part in a kufr practice will cause one to commit kufr and cause one to loose his Imaan. If you had taken part in these kufr festivals in the past, then you should renew your Imaan and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and make a firm resolve that you will never repeat this in the future. You should make it clear to your family that Islam does not allow you to attend such functions.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)