My younger brother who is 17 yrs. old is giving my mom very hard time. My dad went back to his country to take care of our sick grandmother. He won’t be back until she is better. My brother is hifzing quran. We never let him go to high school because the high schools in Chicago are very bad.
He is being home schooled. He doesn’t study at all, after coming from masjid, he plays xbox all day long. Doesn’t help with the house work at all. He fights and argues with everyone everyday. He doesn’t listen to anyone. He is very selfish. We don’t know how to handle him. He wants to do whatever he wants and doesn’t want anyone to interfere.
He is very interested in making bad friends and acting like them. Whenever he gets the chance, he sings and listens to rap music and tries to act like them. He watches TV all day long after coming from masjid. He bosses my youngest brother around and gets him in trouble every time. When I interfere, he hits me and gets me in trouble. My mom gets mad at me. We want to make him good Muslim, but it is very hard to do it in America.
He talks back and tries to be the dominant one in the arguments. He doesn’t respect anyone in the family. Now days, he is even raising his hands on his siblings and even on his mother. How can we, as the family, help him out?
My mom is very tired and upset with him. She can’t handle him. She has a high blood pressure; she can’t deal with him all the time. So sometimes, she ignores him and let him do whatever he wants.
What should we do with him? Is there any du`a we can read?