Unable to Live With Mother & Stepfather
  • Question:

    My father and brother, paternal and maternal grandparents have passed away. My mother has married another man and I can’t live with them. What do I do, what does Islam say about this situation?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question. May Allāh bless you and strengthen your family bonds.

    In response to your question, kindly note that in your situation, if you have reached the responsible age of puberty and you are able to take care of yourself, then it would be permissible to move out, after discussing with your mother and step father. It might also be an opportunity to get married and move out.

    It must be mentioned here that, Islamicaly, there is nothing wrong for a widow to remarry. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) also married widows.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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