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Does Islam excuse abusive parenting?

This is an excellent and important question. First of all, abusive behavior falls under the category of oppression. By treating you this way, your mother oppressed you. And the Quran has very strong ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

Familism in the popular sense is not part of Shia Islam. The concept of Imamate (leadership) of Ahl al-Bayt (people of the house) of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) refers only to those family members and ...
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Is it wrong to "sever ties of kinship" in the case of an abusive relative?

A fast review on the quoted ahadith The hadith of 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa has been qualified as da'if even if it differs slightly of other sahih ahdith like your second quoted hadith which you may find in ...
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Does Islam excuse abusive parenting?

if you do not see any texts on proper parenting then you are not looking hard enough. The Prophet (ﷺ) told a man who never kissed his own children, "verily, whoever does not show mercy will not ...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport?

With some exceptions which don't apply here, lying is forbidden in Islam: ... it is not lawful to lie except in three cases: Something the man tells his wife to please her, to lie during war, and ...
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Is it haram to never speak to a sibling ever again?

"Severing the Ties of One's Relatives" is major sin #9 in al-Dhahabi's Major Sins (pdf), and you can see the evidence listed in that chapter. The primary evidence is Qur'an 4:1, but there's also a ...
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Love towards non-Muslim family?

The verse you've referenced (Quran 58:22) is specifically about those who are at actively at war with Islam and the Muslims. You are not forbidden from showing affection to those who don't fight ...
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Is it sinful to leave abusive parents?

I grew up with parents who will make Abu Lahb and Yazid look like angels. Since the of 1, all I can remember is PAIN from these so called parents from hell. My father took everything from us by the ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Only a specific group of relatives of the Prophet are considered to be Ahl-ul-Bayt. When Shias refer to Ahl-ul-Bayt they do not mean all relatives of the Prophet but this specific group. As authentic ...
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Is it allowed to call anyone "son" except our own child?

as far as I know there is a hadeeth in "muslim" that "anas ibn malek" reported that " Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) addressed me 'O My Son' " Reference : ...
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Marriage of adopted humans

Adoption, by itself, does not create any real relationships and hence does not establish any marriage prohibitions. وما جعل أدعياءكم أبناءكم ذلكم قولكم بأفواهكم والله يقول الحق وهو يهدي السبيل And he ...
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Is it haram to cut family ties temporarily with a father who non-practicing?

Praise be to Allah So, i just called a mufti specifically for this, as i also got curious. So what he said is that: He is your father and always be your father whatever he is, but if things are like ...
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What can a convert do for a non-Muslim parent who has died?

There is nothing to be done anymore. Maybe they had not heard of Islam and thus will be tested on the Day of Judgement but you can do nothing about it and nor can you remove their burden from them. ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Not really, since the primary reason Shi'ites consider Ali the rightful successor to the prophet rather than Abu Bakr, Umar and/or Uthman isn't because of (or at least not exclusively because of) the ...
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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

for what i know, there is no such thing as "people who would not exist" , because every soul that god created will come to earth , whether by a Muslim family or atheistic family . As a muslim , if I ...
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What does Islam teach about Love?

The question suggests there's a trade-off between love and honor, but this is not really true. For example, like Christianity, Islam teaches children to honor their parents and family. Abu Huraira ...
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Ties of kinship question

As sallamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa baraktuhu. May Allah have mercy on me and you. I can only imagine all that you've been through and probably are still going through. Allah speaks about how he ...
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Islam says we must obey our parents. What about when they ask us to do ridiculous things?

عن أسماء بنت أبي بكر رضي الله عنهما، قالت: قدمت علي أمي وهي مشركة في عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، فاستفتيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قلت: وهي راغبة، أفأصل أمي؟ قال: نعم صلي أمك Narrated Asma' ...
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Wife refuses to visit husbands parents house

You are not allowed to put any pressure on your wife to visit your parents. And she has no duty to do so nor will she commit any sin by her rejection. But if she accepted to do so she will be rewarded....
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Can I pray for a non muslim relative?

It is a point of agreement among the scholars that asking forgiveness for a person who has died as a disbeliever is unlawful and forbidden. Allah says in the Quran: It is not for the Prophet and ...
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Could Allah be punishing me for cutting off my sexually abusive father?

Allah puts people through tests to whom he loves the most. The prophets were always faced with hardship but they still manage to carry out the spreading of Islam and has helped shaped it into what it ...
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How do Muslims know what other people around them are Muslim?

In all worldly matters we treat people based on their outward appearance. If someone claims to be a Muslim we accept them on their word, and it is permissible for us to e.g. pray behind them if they ...
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What would be the perfect Islamic family format?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Islam neither obligates living together like this, nor does it forbid it. Rather it is permitted to adopt either approach based on whatever suits your ...
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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

"And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, "Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." They said, "Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and ...
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In what circumstance a Muslim can break the kinship?

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Most Kind All praise and thanks are due to God, the Lord of the worlds. We cannot find words to praise Him, as He only sees fit how laudation should be addressed ...
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Will porn close my dad's doors to Jannah?

Pornography by itself is not enough to close the door to Jannah: Messenger of Allah, what are the two things quite unavoidable? He replied: He who dies without associating anyone with Allah would (...
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Is it permissible for a son-in-law to stay at his wife's parental home if invited by her parents?

Of course he (son-in-law) can stay and visit the wife parents home other than gender mixing issues that you have mentioned. In fact this is very common in few sub continent families that son-in-law ...
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What does Islam says about e.g. relatives who ask for money but don't work despite being healthy?

If I am instead of you, at first I know him, Is he lazy or he can not find a good job. If he is lazy and never try to find job, its clear, do not help him because he does not like to improve him self. ...
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Will I be judged on judgment day for not avoiding my family's haram business?

This is a question with a straightforward answer in the Quran itself: "Indeed, those whom the angels take away while they are wronging themselves, they (the angels) ask, ‘What state were you in?’...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

Interesting question. Are you talking about leadership of the Ummah? You can see it 2 ways: Familism leads to leadership. Exceptional character and service to Allah, Infallible-ness, divine ...
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