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Allaah or family

Fatwaa ID: 1300

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
If a person is stead fast on his or her deen but has a family who is not really open to it yet and they stop the person from doing good things or having a good mind set
Will the person who is steadfast get a sin for listening to the family just bc the family will get mad/angry?

Does a person still get a sin for eating haram while knowing it’s haram because their family are not religious and they know if they try to say that “it’s haram” then everyone will attack them for it and the person doesn’t want any unnecessary drama so they stay quiet?
If the person repents a lot over this behavior will he or she be forgiven?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق
“There is no obedience to creation while disobeying the Creator.” [Ahmad 1095]

Being steadfast upon Deen means means giving preference to the Deen in all cases. It is not permissible to disobey Allaah Ta’aala to obey or make one’s family happy. It is necessary in such a case to disobey the family even if they get angry or mad. This is the case even if one’s parents are the ones stopping him. The same applies to eating halaal. You cannot eat haraam to please your family. The “drama” is not “unnecessary”. There is no compromise when it comes to obeying Allaah Ta’aala. Be a person of principle. Hold onto your values in all conditions.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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