Category: Character, Morals (Akhlaaq)
Fatwa#: 22795
Asked Country: New Zealand

Answered Date: Sep 19,2018

Title: Can I call my father dad or daddy?

Question

Are muslims allowed to call they father dad or daddy?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

One may refer to ones parents according to what is the norm and family practice.

One may refer to his father as dad or daddy.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]

سنن الترمذي ت بشار (3/ 374)

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو حَفْصٍ عَمْرُو بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ الحَارِثِ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ يَعْلَى بْنِ عَطَاءٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ

 عَمْرٍو، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: رِضَى الرَّبِّ فِي رِضَى الوَالِدِ، وَسَخَطُ الرَّبِّ فِي سَخَطِ الْوَالِدِ.

 

مجموعة رسائل ابن عابدين/ شرح المنظومة بعقود رسم المفتي. Vol 1, Pg 84

والعرف في الشرع له اعتبار ولذا عليه الحكم قد يدار

 

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