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Making du’aa against someone

Fatwaa ID: 1739

Aslm Mufti saheb.
If someone gives a baddua or wishes evil for anyone, what should we do about it? And does the baddua get accepted if it comes from a parent even though the child was not at fault. I’ve been told that Allah will always accept a parents duaa irrespective of the situation?

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

At the outset, one should not make du’aa against others. Rather, he should make du’aa for their hidaayah. When Nabi ﷺ was requested by the Sahaabah (R) to make du’aa against some of the enemies of Islam, he responded, “I was not sent as a curser; I was sent as a mercy.” In another similar incident, he made du’aa instead for their guidance.

Nevertheless, a du’aa against someone is only valid if he/she is deserving of it. If the person against whom the du’aa was made is not deserving, then it comes back and harms the one who made the du’aa. One should be cautious of such du’aas but at the same time not get emotionally blackmailed by them. If one has wronged someone, then he must amicably resolve the issue. If he did not do anything wrong, then he should not worry about it, but he should try to communicate and come to terms.

The above is applicable to parents as well. It is not true that the parents’ du’aas are accepted in all situations. Parents should not threaten or emotionally blackmail their children. If they feel that there is an issue, then they should sit and discuss with love and affection.

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

02/29/1445 AH – 09/15/2023 CE | AML3-3690

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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