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Permission to enter child’s room

Fatwaa ID: 1154

Asslaamu Alaikum,
Do parents need permission to enter the room of a minor child?

Also, ruling on attaining permission to enter the room of a child who has reached puberty?

JazakAllahu khair

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

The Shari’ah has recognized and thus honored personal privacy. It is important that we maintain that as well even when dealing with children. Nurturing this from a young age helps in their upbringing. While it may not be necessary to seek permission when entering the room of a minor child, it will be better to do so. As for a mature/baaligh child, then permission should be sought. Shari’ah recognizes a mature child as an adult and so should the parents. Maintaining such privacy builds trust and unity in the family. Violating that privacy has many negative consequences.

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

10/23/1444 AH – 05/13/2023 CE | AML3-3389

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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