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Should a father determine Shia or Sunni faith for our son?


My husband is anti-Shi’a but I am a convert to Islam who has just changed from Sunni to Shi’a alhamdulillah. I have enrolled our son (9) in a Shi’a madresa which he is enjoying. My husband refuses to allow my son to attend this madresa. Should I concede to him, as father, in this matter or may I try to enforce my son’s Shi’a education and involvement? My son voluntarily and spontaneously expresses preference for Shiism and does not want to go to Sunni madresa. But nor does he wish to oppose his father. I am afraid all this upset will turn him off Islam altogether, but so might letting him be taught Sunni.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

Welcome to the door of Ahlul Bayt(as).

If there is fear of your child’s Aqaid and his faith by removing your son from the Shia Madressah and sending to the Sunni Madressah, then you should try to satisfy your husband so your son can keep going to the Shia madressah.

If your husband is Sunni and doesn’t hate Ahlul Bayt(as) then you can try to speak to him on some Islamic/Shia topics which may help him getting the Marifat of the Ahlul Bayt(as).

Since Allah(swt) had bestowed His mercies on you and showed the light of guidance, I would recommend you to read more Shia books to stay strong in your beliefs and share the knowledge with your son so he can be brought up as a strong Shia. Read different books from this authentic site to increase your knowledge

Also read the following books:

A brief explanation on 5 Usoole Deen:

Who are Ahlul Bayt:

May Allah(swt) grant you success in this matter


Syed Haider