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Obeying Allah Ta’ala before one’s parents

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Q: My sister was given 3 talaqs and after her iddat she made nikaah with her ex and are living together as a family. My mum and some family members accept them and mum does not talk to us or want us. She is staying with sister whose ex husband sat for itikaaf so mum goes to them whenever they need her. We cannot visit or call our mum. She has a lot of anger for us but she is happy with other family members who go against shariah. Please advise us on this.


A: Her happiness is of no essence. She is in no way more supreme than Allah Ta`ala. The law of Allah Ta`ala reigns supreme over all. When people are living in absolute haraam and she is supporting and encouraging them, then she is an accomplice to haraam. She needs to think of what she is doing. She is in actual fact encouraging zina. How could you ever agree with such a person?

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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