Dear Scholar, As-Salamu `alaykum. As you are aware, teenagers in Western countries usually leave their parents’ house at about the age of 18. In Islam, must children stay in the parents’ house or can they leave when they desire (assuming they do not have to travel to another place for work or study).
As-salamu `alaykum. How can we balance between loving our kids and disciplining them? What are the best discipline strategies in the West?
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. My dad has a store. He gives us money when he fells like it. But once he told us that we can take some money when we need it. So now whenever we go to store we take $5 or $10; would this be considered a sin or stealing on our part if we did so? Jazaka Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Would you please give advice to Muslim parents who want to reward their children with a family summer camp in which they can spend a good time together? What do you think of this?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Are the parents responsible for the sins of an evil child, or is everyone responsible for his/her own deeds? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. My parents treat my tw o younger brothers as the key to their success, while they treat me and my four sisters with hatred and disgust. My parents forced 3 of my sisters at 17, 18, and 19 to marry the same year. My older sister and I worked and educated ourselves, while watching my parents spend on our younger brothers. I am barely making it, while my parents spend foolishly on my two brothers and don’t require them to work. Is it fair for my parents to spend thousands of dollars on my brothers to go to school (far away) while they “don’t want to bother with us.” Please help!
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can I fast for the repose of the soul of my late mother? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! Please I would like to know the stance of Islam on the children’s cartoon known as "Pokemon" which has sparked off frenzied controversy, to the extent that it has been banned by the Saudi government. Some people misconstrue the word "Pokemon" as implying polytheism, while others say that it is Latin in origin, referring to certain animals. Please kindly enlighten us on this issue.