According to Muslim law, anyone whose parents are Muslims at the point of their conception is Muslim. Because of descent, that would include someone whose grandparents or further had been Muslim, since, according to Islamic law, once Muslim, always Muslim, creating an infinite regression.
But both parents are not Muslim. So this is a unique situation. In the case of an indivdual like Myrrh23
, the question is how was she raised??? if she was raised a Muslim, believing in God and that Muhammad was the Messenger of God, then she would be Muslim. If she was raised Christian believing the Jesus is Lord and Savior, then she would be Christian.
According to a major Islamic school of theology, a person has to reach puberty in order to be responsible for their action. Thus if a person dies before puberty and is either muslim or non-Muslim, the person is saved and enters into paradise, this is the belief of majority of Muslim scholars. If a person is raised Muslim she would be characterized as Muslim but not legally bond by the religion until the person reaches puberty. If a person is raised Christian and born to a Muslim father and Christian mother, she would be characterized as Christian and not Muslim.
A person before puberty cannot legally (according to Islam) say whether she or he is a Muslim or not. After puberty if a person believes he is Christian ireespective of who she was born to, she is Christian.
And if you believe otherwise, I would ask for proof, what Islamic book of Fiqh or Aqidah and who is the author of the book from which you are getting your information.
would not be consider Muslim by any of the jurist, in my opinion and I studied a couple basic text in Islamic Law with an Islamic Shaykh and I studied few basic texts in Islamic belief with an Islamic Shaykh. I can't imagine how she would considered Muslim.To Myrrh23
In regards to your question, I think Honor thy mother and father plays be big role in this. If your parents request that you do anything that goes against your religion than you are obligated not to do it, if it does not go against your religion I don't see the harm in doing it. Wearing a head scraf is not prohibited by Christianity, so why rebel, it is not like your father is asking you to kiss the Quran or recite Quran or sit with Islamic scholars to study Islam or anything like that, he is just requesting you to respect his religious belief within the boundaries of your religion Christianity and how can that be harmful.
And the Lord knows best.