Cursing your children
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Assalamu alaikum, I am a young muslimah and my father is muslim and my mother is Christian. She does not mind me being muslim and being raised muslim, I wear hijab and attend a muslim school that is causing us fianancial distress. My mother no longer wants to pay for this school anymore and wants to send me and my older sister to a public school. My father does not work and my mother is the breadwinner. My father is threatening to move to another country if we change schools, and I am desperately afraid he will curse me. He has said it before and I tried to get support from my muslim friends who tell me that it will be bad if he curses me because ALLAH SWT accepts a parents curse. I love allah and pray 5 times a day with all sunnah prayers. I make dua for Allah to help me and relieve me of my worry. I feel I need an expert opinion.What is the ruling on cursing your children? I am not disobedient to my father, I could be better but he hurts me very badly sometimes, that I speak to him back. He has threatened tokill me before. Jazakallahu khairan
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