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Daughter’s Unacceptable Behavior


Does Islam allows to ask an unruly disobedient adult daughter (nearly 25) to leave home at a last resort? Parents are fed up with her un-Islamic, insulting and denigrating behavior. Please respond at your earliest. Thanks. AR


Alaykum Salaam

There is no specific prohibition in asking her to live separately as long as she is not dependent on the father. But cutting ties is not allowed.

However, the recommended way would be to try counselling to see where the problem is and attempt to find a compromise and solution to keep the family ties.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer