Archives: Etiquette, Morals and Heart-Softeners

Is it mustahabb to wash the hands with soap?

August 19, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Manners.

Did the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) warn against germs and did he use soap or lotus leaves? Doctors nowadays tell us that we should wash our hands often and use soap and water. But soap at the time of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was • Read More »

Rejecting the sunnah and praying behind someone who does

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Al-hamdu lillaah.   The situation in which you are, dear brother, is certainly a difficult one. It is not easy to live with a father that has aberrations and perversities stemming from being misguided from the true path of ahl us-sunnah wal-jamaa’ah (the followers of the Qur’aan, sunnah, and our pious predecessors). However, a Muslim • Read More »

A Muslim treatment of mother who is an unbeliever

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allah, The reactions of non-muslim mothers towards their children’s embracement of Islam varies. Some mothers are peaceful and passive considering this as a personal matter which does not affect the relationship between the mother and her son or daughter. In such cases more piety by the child towards his or her mother • Read More »

Obeying parents in shaving one’s beard

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Shaving the beard is haraam, and it is not permissible to do it for a parent or leader or boss, because obedience is only a duty in matters that are good and righteous. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no obedience to any created being (person) if it • Read More »

Problem between a daughter and her mother

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah has commanded us to treat our parents well, and He has linked this to the command to worship Him and the prohibition of associating anything in worship with Him. The rights of the mother in this regard have been emphasized more than those of the father. Allaah says (interpretation of • Read More »

How to deal with a misbehaving mother

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. There is no doubt that the story you have told us is very sad and moving, especially when we see someone suffering because  the person who is closest to him is lacking in terms of religion.  But ‘Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs • Read More »

Turning up the volume of music for one’s parents with a remote control

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. Turning up the volume of music for one’s parents with a remote control That is not permissible because it involves cooperating in sin, and Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… but do not help one another in sin and transgression.” [al-Maa’idah 5:2] If you withhold the remote control and they • Read More »

Who has priority, one’s mother or one’s wife?

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. The Muslim should always give preference to his mother, because it says in a hadeeth that a man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Who among the people is most deserving of my good company?” He said, “Your mother.” He asked, “Then who?” He said, • Read More »

It is a duty on man to be kind to his parents

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. It is a duty on man to be kind to his parents, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “…be good and dutiful to your parents…” [al-An’aam 6:151]; to show gratitude to them in all kinds of ways, as Allaah says (interpretation of • Read More »

His father asks him to buy cigarettes for him

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. It is not permissible for you to buy anything for your father which it is haraam to use, whether it is tobacco, opium, hashish, alcohol or whatever, even if he tells you to do that. It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There • Read More »

My mother’s rights over me, my rights over her, and the extent of my independence

August 15, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Honouring Parents.

Praise be to Allaah. 1 – The mother’s rights over her child The mother has many major rights over her child. These rights are innumerable, but we may mention the following: (a)              Love and respect, as much as possible, because she is the most deserving of people of her son’s good companionship. Abu Hurayrah (may • Read More »