Praise be to Allaah.
Parents have to understand that Allah, may He be exalted, has
made them shepherds of their families and they will be responsible for them
on the Day of Resurrection, as it was narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar
said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon
him) say: “Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his
flock. The ruler of the people is a shepherd and is responsible for his
flock. A man is the shepherd of his household and is responsible for his
flock…” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 853; Muslim, 1829.
Allah, may He be exalted, has instructed the believers to
protect themselves and their families from the Fire of Hell, as He says
(interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Ward off yourselves and your families
against a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are
(appointed) angels stern (and) severe…”
Hence we can say to the good father that staying among people
of extreme innovation and corrupt beliefs poses a danger to you and your
family in terms being influenced by their beliefs. If the father is
religiously committed and feels safe, in sha Allah, against their
misguidance and innovations, and if you are likewise, the danger still
exists for your offspring and children.
Because we know that those innovators are the Raafidis, then
our warning to you is further emphasized because there is the fear for you
and your family that they may cause you real harm, and real life events in
your country testify to that. So you should not let emotion take precedence
over reason and religious commitment; rather you should reconsider the idea
of your staying among those who carry out rituals of shirk and revile the
best of this ummah, namely the Companions of the Messenger of Allah
(blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). The scholars have stated that if
the believer does not feel that he or his family are safe from fitnah or
that he cannot openly practice his religion, then he has to leave his home
and migrate, and it makes no difference whether his land is a land of
evildoing, innovation or shirk. If the Muslim is in such a land, then he has
to leave it, so how about if he chooses to go and live in the land and among
those people who openly practise shirk in the name of Islam and revile the
Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) and denounce Ahl al-Sunnah as
Ibn al-‘Arabi al-Maaliki (may Allah have mercy on him) said,
describing the types of migration:
… The second is migration from the land of innovation. Ibn
al-Qaasim said: I heard Maalik say: It is not permissible for anyone to stay
in a land in which the salaf (early generations of Muslims) are reviled.
And this is true. If the one who objects to evil is not able
to change it then he should keep away from it. Allah, may He be exalted,
says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And when you (Muhammad) see
those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'ân) by
mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if
Shaitân (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you
in the company of those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and
End quote from Ahkaam al-Qur’aan, 2/412, 413
What we think is that your father should avoid living among
the people of that deviant sect, for the reasons mentioned above.
If your father insists on living in that place, after you
have tried to advise him in the best way, that you have to beware of the
plots and the evil of the Raafidis and take precautions to protect your
religious commitment against the fitnah of their religious practices; try to
ensure that your closest neighbours are Sunnis who live in that area.
What we suggest to you is do not buy a house or land in that
place; rather try to make your stay there temporary in the hope that Allah
will guide your father and he will become convinced to keep away from that
place and choose somewhere better than it.
See also the answer to question no.
For more information on matters of migration and the
conditions thereof, see the answer to question no.
72955, in which there are more
And Allah knows best.