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Old January 11th, 2008, 17:37
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Post Re: Pursuing Knowledge

Question: A person wants to travel to study in quest of knowledge and if his parents prevent him from doing so, should he be obedient to them?

Answer: In respect to the type of knowledge that is compulsory and one that it is an individual compulsory act (fard 'ayn), then in this case there is no need to seek permission to go and do that. As for the type of knowledge, which is considered a collective responsibility, if they are in need of him and there is no one to take his place in taking care of them, then he remains and he takes care of them. However if they do not need him because there are others to look after them, if he travels in this case he is not considered to be doing something sinful.

Answered by: Shaykh Abdullaah al-Ghudyaan

Title of Lecture: Explanation of the aayah "...and be dutiful and kind towards the parents"

Date of the Lecture: Saturday, July 16th, 2005

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