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Sister encouraging her brothers to perform Salaah

Q: If elder sisters tell her brothers to offer prayers. Sometimes they offer and sometimes do not offer prayers on her advice. Her mother said that you make us (parents) sinners because we do not tell our sons to offer prayers in a right way and you tell them. Mother said that it is our duty to tell sons to offer prayers not yours (daughter). Mother said that I stop you to tell them to offer prayer. Now what should the daughter do? Can she tell them to offer prayer or obey her mother in this matter? She thinks that as she is elder from brothers she must ask them to offer prayer. Is her thinking right or not?


A: She should continue encouraging them but not in a confrontational manner or in a manner that will anger the mother.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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