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What are children’s rights parents and adults in Islam ?


Salam Alaikum
I have two questions
•what are children’s rights to parents and adults in Islam? I only heard about parents’ and adults’ rights. Do children even have rights?
•can I completely cut off ties with my toxic relatives by relatives I mean maternal grandparents and paternal uncle as well I don’t have any problem with the rest


Al-Salam Alaykum

  • Yes, of course.  Children have rights in Islam. There is an equational system for rights and duties in Islam. That is, for every duty, we have there is a right we earn. Child care and emotional and financial support are some of the children’s rights over their parents. However, these have rules and conditions in detail which you can find in books written on this subject.
  • cutting off relations and ties with relatives is Haram but it can be reduced to the minimum. However, you must be very careful that you take care of your duties toward them and do not neglect your duties.

    We will highly recommend you refer to the following Risala al-Huqooq where Imam Zain al-Abidin (as) is explaining different rights for different titles and things:

    Best regards,
    Sayyid Madani