Honouring parents whilst living away from them

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Question: The Questioner says he lives in a separate house [away] from his parents, [so] is this inconsistent with fulfilling his duty [towards them]?

Response: No, it is not inconsistent with fulfilling his duty [towards them]; it is not necessary that he lives with his parents. However, he should serve them both, and fulfil their needs, [and] honour them – whether he lives with them or not.

Translation originally published on 22 February, 2015

Hajj Badal | Hajj e Badal | Badal Hajj | حج البدل - on behalf of your parents & other loved ones

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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