Respecting one’s mother

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have an 83 year old mother… She is terribly anti Deen and this infuriates me so I raise my voice to her and just today I said to her even though she is my mother “an enemy of Allah Ta’ala is an enemy of mine”. She speaks the most despicable things about Deen and I dont know how to manage the situation anymore. We do read our Salaat and do all thats required of us as Muslims and its as if she waits for me to stand on my musalla then she performs even more by walking about the house screaming for me. Please advise.


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A: Don’t speak anything related to deen to her. See to her needs with respect.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)