Someone who disapproves of his children's deeds and antagonizes them
Q 2: What
is the ruling on a Muslim father
who worships Allah Alone and performs the five pillars of Islam perfectly but he is not able to control his children who are negligent of their duties towards Islam? This father showed full enmity towards his children for the sake of Islam either by driving them away or by beating them. All the surrounding people are aware of what that father did with his children who nevertheless did not accept to follow Islam. What is the ruling on such a father in the sight of Allah (Exalted be He)?
In case that the matter is exactly as what is mentioned in the question, this father is not blamed because of his children's behavior. This is supported by Allah's saying:
Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope.
And some other evidence to the effect that a person is not burdened beyond this scope. The same is ascertained by the generality of Allah's saying:
...and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another.
Finally, the concerned father has done well and has fulfilled his responsibility towards his children and it is Allah Alone Who guides whomever He wills. (Part No. 12; Page No. 251) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.