A young woman seeking knowledge without her father's permission

A: A woman remains in the custody of her father until she gets married. Thus, she is not allowed to leave home without his permission whether she intends to go to the Masjid (mosque) or to any other place. It is obligatory on the Muslim, man or woman, to obey his father as long as the father does not ask him to do anything that involves the disobedience of Allah. We advise you to listen to the Holy Qur`an (Part No. 12; Page No. 102) Radio Station broadcasted from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It presents many useful programs and provides helpful instructions about religion. One of its programs is entitled Nur `Ala Al-Darb (Light on the way) in which a group of religious scholars answer questions submitted by listeners. May Allah guide you to do good acts and grant you a deep understanding of religion.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.