Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6500, Pages321-322, Volume 12
Question: After what I have experienced of her over the past 14 years, I no longer want to be responsible for her. Bearing in mind I [tend to her needs and] look after her – and this is what the Sharee’ah has imposed upon me, is it possible for the Sharee’ah to [now] excuse me of this [responsibility]?
Response: The Sharee’ah will not excuse you of your responsibility to be dutiful to your mother; rather, you must [continue to] be dutiful to her to the best of your ability. Allaah (Tabaaraka wa Ta’aala) says:
And I remind you that, if you live to an old age, then it is possible you may find yourself in the same situation as your mother, in terms of bad behaviour, and short sightedness, and quite possibly Allaah may [even] punish you in this world before the Hereafter – by your children who may not be dutiful to you.