What to Do if Parents Are Giving Importance to Secular Education Over Islamic Knowledge

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Fatwa ID: 04687

Answered by: Alimah Mahdiyah Siddique




My question is regarding gaining seen knowledge. What should one do if she sees that her parents are not letting her go to Marrakesh as they want her to study in the academic line fully?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




In response to your question;

Seeking Islamic knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim, so that they may know the orders of Allah and how to carry them out correctly. Having said this, there are many ways that one can do this, the individual in question could take up classes closer in location to themselves or online classes that provide such teaching, thus resulting in them not having to travel as far.


In addition, if one’s parents favor only secular education, then an appropriate approach should be adopted to explain to them the importance of Islamic education too.



Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Alimah Mahdiyah Siddique

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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