I own a store and at prayer times, I go to the Masjid (mosque) to pray in congregation. Yet my father asks me to pray in the store instead of going to the Masjid.
Is it obligatory on me to obey him in this matter or not?
A: You do what is right by going to the Masjid to offer the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers in congregation. You should not obey your father in praying in the store, for there is no obedience to a creature in something involving disobedience to the Creator. Moreover, you can advise your father leniently and read him this Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), may Allah guide him to the Truth.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.