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Fasting or serving the parents, bad death

Fatwaa ID: 1401

Assalam o Alaikm respected muft sahab, Q1:what is more virtuous if one has to chose between the two:to fast on the first one first 9 days of Dhulhaj or khidmah(serving)of parents?
Q2:What should we say when someone insults us arrogantly?
Q3:And what should we say when we witness someone’s bad death?

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

You have not provided any details to any of your queries. Below are general answers.

  1. Why do you have to choose between the two? One may fast the Dhul Hijjah fasts and serve his parents. They are not contradictory. Both have their own virtues and can be acquired together.
  2. In all cases, one must control himself and act in accordance to the teachings of Islam. One must display the prophetic manners. If someone insults you arrogantly, show him kindness and good manners. Win him over. It will not behoove you to insult him or respond to him arrogantly. At times, ignoring and moving away honorably is in the best interests of the person.
  3. Make du’aa for the deceased. Do eesaal thawaab for him. Do not speak of it to others. Hide his bad.

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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