Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

I hope you are well. My father has joined a ‘mentor’ who has corrupted beliefs, does not perform salaah, watches T.V. and is involved in other evils. As a result of associating with this person my father is also adopting the same evil ways. In the hope of trying to convince him of the severity of his error, I took my father to Moulana *** so that he may speak to him and remove his misconceptions. Instead of understanding and accepting what was told to him, my father was very enraged upon having being taken to Moulana. He has now even threatened to throw me out of the house. Please make dua for him that Allah Ta`ala should guide him to the correct path. Kindly also advise me as to what should be done to bring him back.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

I was greatly disturbed by your situation. It is my heartfelt dua that Allah Ta`ala should guide your father to the straight path and save him from going astray.

Nevertheless, the real remedy was that you should have sent your father for a chillah (40 days in jamaat). The question would be that how would this be possible, since he would not accept to go. The simple procedure is that Moulana  should occasionally come to your house to visit you. At the same time he should meet with your father as well. Nothing should be discussed with regard to your father’s activities. Moulana should also sometimes invite you together with your father to come to his home. This should continue for some time. When your father becomes very comfortable with Moulana and Moulana’s respect has settled in his heart, the books of our Akaabir should be given to him to read. Thereafter, take him to the weekly ijtima. (Eventually he will be willing to go for the chillah).

May Allah Ta`ala open the way forward for him. Also occasionally recite Surah Inshiraah (Alam nashrah) and blow over him.