Am I obliged to perform Sawm (Fast),

Q: I have two sons who are 16 and 14 years old. I advise them to offer Salah (Prayer), and I beat them, but still they do not offer Salah regularly. What should I do with them? Some people tell me that my Salah in invalid as long as they do not offer Salah. Please advise, may Allah reward you.

A: Continue to advise them, urge them to maintain their Salah, and keep them away from bad companions. As for the claim made by some people that your Salah is invalid as long as your children do not offer Salah, it is not true. Your Salah is valid, and you will be rewarded for correcting your children, may Allah guide them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.