Am i allowed to seek Aspergers treatment without parents permission

Jul 14, 2021 | Medicine and treatment


I have thought for several years i have aspergers, but havent been tested. My parent does not think i have aspergers and the one time i brought it up i dont remember quite well but i dont think it was good. Given current circumstances i think it would be a very bad idea to bring it up, now or in future. If i have it i think it affects me in lots of ny life, like socializing and organizing and following instructions. I would hope to get treatment if i got a diagnosis. I might be going away for uni. Is it allowed for me to get treatment w/o parents knowledge or consent?


It is not necessary upon you to have formal approval from your parents in order to be tested or to seek treatment. Hence, if you decided to get tested without informing your parents you will not be sinful for this.

It is important to bare in mind that during difficult times it is usually our family members that we end up turning to for support. If you feel it is appropriate, then at some time, it would be best for you to inform them of what you are doing, even if it is after having some tests done, so that they are aware of the situation. This may help you in the future as well, as you will know that you are not doing this alone and have family to support you during these difficult times.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel

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