Being forced to attend a khatam

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Q: My family has a katham every year, the changing of the flags. I know it’s not as per the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) teachings, and it’s innovation. But I’m forced to do it, as I will get shouted at.

Please advise, am I sinning if I do the katham? I tried to refuse previously and I got swearing. They don’t understand it’s not as per the sunnah and I’m living under their roof. So I’m basically forced to do it. What do I do?


A: Do the khatam at your own time and at your own place.

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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