Preventing one's father from committing sin

Q: My father is committing a major sin. I have known this for a very long time but I don't know what to do as I am only 13 years old. If I tell him then I'm scared of my family going into pieces. This is not the first time because he has been caught before before and he says that he has stopped but I am the only person who knows that he hasn't stopped this sin. My father was the nicest person ever until he started this sin. He still is loving and caring but he still commits a very bad sin.

A: Commence daily taleem of the Fazaail Aamaal and Fazaail Sadaqaat in your home with your family for 10-15 minutes. If your father does not join in the taleem, then do not insist upon him to join. After taleem, engage in collective dua and beg Allah Ta'ala to guide the family and the entire Ummah towards Deen. You should continue to treat your father with love and affection and do not compromise in showing him respect. After salaah, make special dua to Allah Ta'ala to guide him towards Deen.

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

وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا (سورة الإسراء: 23)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)