whether sons or daughters are equally responsible for taking care of their old
parents. Parents, however, generally feel more comfortable living with their
sons since in this case they are dependent on someone more close than a
son-in-law. But, there is absolutely no restriction if they live with their
daughters as far as the Sharī‘ah is concerned.
In our society, the
practice of parents living with daughters is considered improper since it is
against the customs of this society. Social customs have their own importance
and prudence demands that they should not be violated for trivial reasons.
However, every person has the right to make a decision for his ownself in
matters in which the Sharī‘ah has posed no restriction on him or her.