On Studying Deen without parents’ permission


I am a computer science engineer. But now I want to be alim or mufti and sacrifice my whole life only for islam. But my parents want me to be addicted to this worldly life, earn lot of money even in haram way. They are not giving permission to study in madrasa. They are not dependent on me anyhow because they are already rich and I have an elder brother as well to care them. I already know that I can learn compulsory knowledge without their permission.
Can I be an alim or mufti without their permission? If I have to leave my town, is it permissible?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

If your parents do not need your support and they have someone else to take care of them, then it will be permissible for you to study to become an alim and mufti without their permission. It will also be permissible for you to leave your town for this purpose provided that you will not have to face any dangers by doing so. However, always treat your parents kindly and be humble to them. Never be harsh or rude to them. And always fulfil their rights.

(Shaami: 4/125, 6/408; Fatawa Mahmudiya: 19/30)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

Darul Ifta Australia


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