The right of the father to guide and advise his children

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Q: I would like to know what is the Islamic ruling of elder members in the family going against a parents rules for her child, out in the open as well as behind the parents back?


A: The father has the right to guide and advise his children. It is not right for other members of the family to disregard him.

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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