Q: I always faced the issue of how to handle the negativity from parents. I always tend to believe that as a child, good qualities were always acquired from other relatives or good personalities Allah gave in my life but not from my parents. I’m in struggle between the fact that they are my Wali but have had hard time putting up with their character and practices! I’m answerable to Allah if I don’t have a right attitude towards parents. But I am not able to put up with their negativity. What to do?
A: Don’t pay attention to this. Make ta`leem daily of Fazaa’il-e-A`maal and Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat in the mornings and evenings for at least 10 minutes with recitation of the Qur’aan and some zikr, preferably with the people of the home, and if this cannot happen then do it alone.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)