Maintaining ties with one’s mother

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Q: I have not seen my mother for 15 years. Now I am 20 years old. There was a problem between my dad and mom as my mother a had a habit of robbing and it was very embarrassing. There was huge fight between dad and mom and So she left the house and went away. All these years I was living without her. But I recently got to know that she is Saudi Arabia. What should I do? Should I tell my dad or not because he hates her and the second thing is should I contact her? I am confused my heart says I should but I don’t know what to say.


A: You should maintain ties with your mother. You do not need to inform your father about it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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