Q. My father is extremely abusive. For any little thing which displeases him he uses vulgar language to scold me. In view of his conduct I have distanced myself from him. My mother rebukes me for my attitude. Am I in error? Am I not justified on account of the abusive conduct of my father?
A. Inspite of the abusive and sinful conduct of your father, your behaviour is worse. You have opened up the gates of Jahannum for yourself. You have no option other than to tolerate the vulgar tongue of your father. Read and reflect on the gracious statements of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which appear above, then make your decision for your ruin or salvation.