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Mother's Re-Marriage

Q:

Salam Aleikum,

if a mother (almost 50) wants to marry a man, who is not religious and her two sons in their 20's who live in her house and are completely opposed to her marrying, can they cut relations with their mother?

P.S. she is already well off and does not need financial support

A:

Alaykum Salaam.

The sons can advise her with the disadvantages of getting married to a non-religious person and in case she still wishes to go ahead with the relationship, the sons can request to live separate from them so as to be able to freely practice their beliefs without objection. Cutting off ties is not permissible. She is a parent and needs to be respected nevertheless.

Fiddha