Parents

A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child (where "child" refers to offspring, not necessarily age). A biological parent is a person whose gamete resulted in a child, a male through the sperm, and a female through the ovum.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Yes it is very good to pray for the guidance and forgiveness of your parents.

It is also allowed to pray for deceased Muslim for forgiveness and mercy from Allah (SWT).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

It is obligatory to fast the whole days of the month of Ramadan if you are not ill nor traveling. You must obey Allah and never disobey Him to please any one else even your parents. You can not commit a sinful act to please any one.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If you are Baaligh, you must then fast the whole month of Ramadan and not only twenty days. Your parents have no right to stop you from obligatory fast.

If you are still not Baaligh, then you should listen to your parents.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

No share for the deceased son or daughter nor to their children after them as far as they died before their parents. When a person dies leaving his own children, and grandchildren, direct children only have the right to inherit from him as far as they were alive when the parent died. Those who died before their parents have no right in inheritance unless all the children have dies before their parents, then their children will inherit from their grand parents because no direct son or daughter are alive.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Your life is your life and you have the right to decide it, but you must always respect your parents and never do anything which makes them feel disrespected. Virgin girl needs in her marriage a permission from her father or paternal grand father. Man does need permission from any one in his marriage, but he must avoid neglecting or disrespecting his parents.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

It is not allowed at all to force a girl or boy to marry someone whom they don't want, and forced marriage is invalid in Islam.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

The right of the parents remains great on their children no matter how their children were treated by them. Children must be nice to their parents even if the children think that their parents were bad parents. Children must always be grateful and good to their parents and pray for them. Allah (SWT) orders us in Quran to nicely treat nin believer parents even if they try to make you a polytheist وإن جاهداك لِتُشرِكَ بي ما ليسَ لكَ بهِ علمٌ فلا تُطِعهُما وصاحِبهُما في الدنيا مَعروفاً (If your parents strive to make you a polytheist without knowledge from you, then don't obey them, but treat them in this life nicely.) Sura 31, Verse 15.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Best things which help your deceased beloved ones is to fulfil their missed worship like Salah, fasting, Khums, Hajj, and other debts. After fulfilling the obligatory debts, giving Sadaqa gives them great benefit as the Hadeeth says: Have mercy on your deceased one by giving Sadaqa (on their behalf). This includes Majlis or Ziyarat or feeding.

Reciting Quran, Du'a, Estighfaar, Salawaat and any Thikr of Allah, on behalf of the deceased helps them.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Although you are your own person, and you think independently, and might even be wise in your judgments, but this still does not allow you to disobey or defy your parents. It is always important to align your lifestyles and decisions along with what your parents would be happy with. If for some reason they dislike or refuse, negotiation is always better than showing insolence. 

With prayers for your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

If their situation was critical and they call you for an urgent help, then it will be allowed for you to interrupt prayer to help them.

If they don't have an urgent need for help, you can raise your voice to make them know that you are in prayers (e.g. saying Allahu Akbar or SubhanaAllah) and try to complete your prayer quickly then reply them.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

Parents are responsible to look after their children and protect them from harmful or dangerous websites and bad company. They must do whatever they can to protect their children and never leave them exposed to any harm or danger. That does not mean to insult or degrade their children but just to look after them and protect them. If they come to know about any mistake from any of their children, they must keep his respect and avoid insulting him.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 5 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

As Muslims, we do not believe in caste, and we rather condemn such an attitude. Our criterion for evaluating someone is piety, as the Quran says. It is unfortunate that some parents still carry such a mentality, and hopefully one day we will all be able to implement our religion in the best way possible. 

That being said, you must take into consideration compatibility and overall mindset of who it is you are marrying. There must be a good level of compatibility for you and your future spouse to have a successful marriage. It would be best for an elder or a local scholar to somehow discuss this topic with your parents, if you see this suitor to be appropriate for you to marry. 

Do not allow this to escalate, or turn into major problems, and try to deal with it in a calm and wise way. 

As for "love marriage", this is an unfamiliar term in Islam. For us, it is either marriage, or not. Love is one thing, and legitimacy of a relationship between two non-mahram people is another. 

With prayers for your success.