Question ID: 31099

As-salamu ‘alaykum,
Islam commands respect and obedience towards parents, but to which extent (if any) is reverence extended to a progenitor if the aforesaid assents to heresy, specifically to the teachings of Ghulam Ahmed Parvez a heterodoxy which entails rejection of innumerable sahih ahadith deemed objectionable by Parvez, an example being the narrations mentioning the age of Hadrat Aisha radhiyallahu anha at the time of her marriage to our Prophet ?
In other words, does ghayrah for the Prophet trump the obligatoriness of familial relations? Is it permissible to cut off contact with relatives who persist in heresy despite sincere nasiha?
Also, what is the ruling on denying known aspects of the religion, i.e. the malum min al-din bi d-darura (a crime of which parvezis are guilty), such as denying the obligatoriness of hijab, wudhu before prayer etc.?
Jazakallah khayr in advance.

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Asked on November 16, 2012 12:05 pm
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1) Best avoid them but keep door open to advice in future.
2) By denying the obligatory nature of acts or denying clearly proven beliefs one leaves the fold of Islaam.
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Answered on November 16, 2012 12:05 pm