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Crying when parents said not to

Fatwaa ID: 1625

I’m asking for knowledge, my parents haven’t done this.

What if someone is told by parents not to cry and they do and dont feel comfortable talking to their parents to explain that crying is normal and dont want to ask anyone else to explain to them either, will Allah accept their worship since they are disobeying their parents by crying when parents said not to? I heard disobeying parents could lead to one’s worship not being accepted.

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

May Allaah Ta’aala bless you and keep you dutiful to your parents.

We do not know the details or rather anything about your situation. The following is a general answer.

Obedience to one’s parents is an obligation. Obedience is in those things which are permissible, rational and within your control. Crying is something natural. It is not something you can control. Accordingly, if your parents have advised you not to cry but you cry naturally, then that will not constitute disobedience.

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

01/27/1445 AH – 08/14/2023 CE | 541

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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