Listening to one’s parents when choosing a career

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Q: I am a 18 year old male, and I want to join the Canadian Forces. From an Islamic perspective can my parents stop me from joining the military? Please note I am joining the military in the finance department and will not be in any combat situation, and will not be harming and killing anyone.


A: Obey your parents. If they are not happy with you doing this job then take on some other work.

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


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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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