Son Looking after Mother

Q: Is it permissible for a son to hug his mother? Is it also permissible for a son to rub ointment on his mothers hand or leg if she requests him to do so? His wife finds this totally unacceptable. Is this permissible?

A. It is permissible and an act of great reward for a son to hug his mother. It is also permissible to rub her with ointment. A son should serve his mother as much as possible. The objection of the wife in these matters is totally unacceptable.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai