Asking one's parents permission to keep a nafl fast

Q: Does permission need to be sought from one's parents in order to fast a sunnat/nafl/qadha fast? If the parent tells the child (baaligh) not to observe a sunnat/nafl fast due to the parents feeling the child will not manage, should the child listen to the parents or continue with the fast?

A: No. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)