Helping one’s parents if they are in need

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Q: If parents have the financial means and large amounts of savings, do the parents have the right to pressurise their children to provide free meals for them – and save their own money or give their own money to Pakistan.

We know that we have to be kind and should not say uff to our parents but do parents have a right to do this? Even with their daughters who are married? Please could you let us know.


A: If the parents are in need then it is the duty of the children to help them to the extent of their need.

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


Answered by:

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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