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#1 FreedomFromReligion

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:36 PM

What would you do if your child left Islam?

Would it affect your relationship with them in any way?

#2 Nevermind

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:50 PM

One of my second cousins never joined. It confuses and depresses the parents. She has no place in Heaven and she will never enter.

#3 youthshia

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:46 PM

I assume you mean an adult child?

There is no compulsion in religion - but I would be very upset.


Salaams

I hope when you say "There is no compulsion in religion" you didn't mean that you are free to choose. It would be taken out of context if it was meant that way! :)

#4 youthshia

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:05 PM

I mean I can't force another adult to choose to follow Islam. I can encourage them, but I can't make them if they choose not to.


Yes. And for re-iteration on a general level: "[3:85] For, if one goes in search of a religion other than self-surrender unto God (Islam), it will never be accepted from him, and in the life to come he shall be among the lost"

Edited by youthshia, 01 June 2007 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

Offcourese very depressed and bad

#6 baqar

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:38 PM

What would you do if your child left Islam?

I would keep praying for them to see the light and revert. I would also pray for God to forgive them.

What would you do if your child left Islam?

And what would you do if your child embraced Islam ?

Would it affect your relationship with them in any way?

Most probably it would. But how exactly would depend on a host of other factors.

#7 Maryaam

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:21 PM

(salam) Have an intervention. There would probably be something behind this - a problem that maybe I could help with. Maybe he or she is overwhelmed or confused with life's stresses and is trying find help down the wrong path. in all the wrong places. Islam is the best path for life and the sure path to heaven and I want my child to go to heaven.

Edited by Maryaam, 01 June 2007 - 10:23 PM.


#8 Zahra_Islam

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:51 PM

(salam)

One of my fears is losing a child to a lifestyle other then Islam. And as a revert, with a non-muslim family, it seems more possible. Inshallah as long as I am pious and teach my children the right way, they will be forever muslims. I would be very sad if my child left Islam, just like my family is about me being an (all covered up) muslim.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:16 AM

What would you do if your child left Islam?
Would it affect your relationship with them in any way?


GOD forbidden, if some thing like this happen to me, my child will be out of house stright-away with no more connection to any member of my family.

#10 Maryaam

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:51 AM

GOD forbidden, if some thing like this happen to me, my child will be out of house stright-away with no more connection to any member of my family.

(salam) You would not try to counsel?? Your child would be lost and in need of help.

#11 nice-eyes

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:57 AM

Id be very upset, and probably ashamed, but if they chose to leave islam and moved to another religion, i would ask them for one chance, for us to sit and discuss everything she/ he didnt agree with, or found wrong.I would try my hardest to help them understand the islam is the right choice.And i dont think id ever give up.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:29 AM

id find it funny

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:32 AM

id find it funny


:huh: why?
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#14 Addictive

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:34 AM

:huh: why?
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dunno cuz it must take a brave child to do such a thing jokes

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:20 PM

Well, I don't have children yet. Still, hypothetically speaking, I as an apostate from Christianity wouldn't have much room to talk. My only tactic would be persuasion. It would probably (deeply) affect any such relationship, how exactly I don't know, though.

AliImran:

Would you have wished my parents to have acted the way you're talking about to me?

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:09 PM

I would also pray for God to forgive them.

Muslims are not allowed to seek forgiveness for non-Muslims.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:13 AM

(bismillah)(salam)


^Ironic isn't it, that they don't seem much bothered that you've left the belief of your youth, but they are terribly upset about the modest attire - which is required for Christians too, though they don't practice it.



It hurts even more if that taunt comes from a formerly muslim mother (though by formerly I don't mean to say that she actually ''left'' islam to ''another religion''...but rather deviated, sadly). Or when your muslim relatives laugh at you for being ''all covered up''. Just plain HORRIBLE.



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