Topic: Is her father a Muslim?

ibrahim.bukhari    -- 12-30-2004 @ 6:37 PM
  Bismi'llaah wal hamdu lillaah

as-salaamu 'alaikum,

This question was asked by an anonymous sister. Can someone please advise her concerning the condition of her father and how she is to behave towards him since she is un-married and still under his care?

Question slightly edited for clarity:


My father tells people to stay away from the Salafus-Saalih, he has told people lies about the Salaf and he has mislead alot of people from the way of the Salaf. He also says that Allah and his prophet   should be worship when only Allah should be worshiped.  He is even telling my family members not to listen to me and says that Soofies are are upon the correct path and not the Salafees. What shall I do?  And is he still to be considered as a Muslim?

Barak Allaahu Feekum

Ibraheem Bukharee
Ibn Sharefah Abdul-Qawiyy al-Michiganee

ibrahim.bukhari    -- 02-25-2005 @ 3:10 PM
  The question was taken by brother Anas (one of the students in Yemen) to Shaykh Abdir-Rahman Adanee (hafidhahu llaah)...

QUESTION: There is  Salafee woman and her father is Soofee and she has many problems with him where he says the messenger of Allaah is deserving of worship with Allaah and he warns his children and the rest of the family not to pay attention to her advices and corrections and he says she is crazy and that the Soofee way is the truth and the the Dawatus Salafee is misguidance, so is it obligatory for this woman to have dealings with the father and is the father a kaffir?

RESPONSE from the Shaykh:  
Firstly, if the father knows that Dawatus Salafee is the Truth but stays as a Soofee then he is kaffir, but if he is ignorant then it is wajib upon her to show him the Truth. As for dealing with him, she must deal with him goodly even if he is a kaffir and keep ties with him

And then the Shaykh mentioned the following ayaat:
  Luqman (31):14-15
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And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years give thanks to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the final destination. But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.

May Allaah reward our brother Anas and the Shaykh for taking our question, and may Allaah preserve them both upon khair. Ameen

Ibraheem Bukharee
Ibn Sharefah Abdul-Qawiyy al-Michiganee

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