Do I Have to Keep in Touch With My Mother’s Friends?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Do I have to keep in touch with my mother’s friends? Answer: Wa alaykum salam May Allah reward you for your question. Islamic law has placed emphasis on maintaining good ties with all, Muslim and non-Muslim. This emphasis is further emphasized in relation to parents and relatives. […]

Am I Sinful for Not Answering the Phone Calls of My Abusive Father?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum I have recently converted to Islam. My atheist father has been abusive towards me and my mother since my childhood. He has left us for another family but he keeps calling me while being drunk. It scares me a lot. I have stopped answering his phone […]

How to Avoid Cutting Ties With People and Bad Company at the Same Time?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, When is something considered cutting ties as opposed to avoiding company of people who may either cause you to waste time in frivolous talk or may lead to sin such as backbiting? Answer: Wa alaykum salam Thank you for your question There are two important considerations regarding […]

How Do We Maintain Family Ties With Bloodthirsty Relatives?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have an extremely difficult relationship with my sister. Not only has she argued with me via phone and social media,but she also flirted with my husband. I stopped talking to her. After that, she went around telling everyone that I called her an indecent woman. What should […]

Can I Still Speak to My Non-Practising Daughter, Who Chose to Be Artificially Inseminated?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My daughter is not a practicing Muslim and does not want to talk about Islam. She chose to be artificially inseminated. Her divorced mother supports her. She did this because she did not find the right man. What is my status, as her father? What can I do? […]

What Do I Do When My Parents Reject the Woman I Want to Marry Because She Is Older and a Convert?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am struggling with my family because of my desire to get married. They are against it because she is older than me, not from our cultural background and was not raised Muslim. For them it is humiliating. What can I do? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

What is the Minimum Amount of Relationship I Have to Keep with a Relative I Hate?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have a cousin who has always provoked negative feelings in me whenever I found myself around her. The breaking point for me was when she questioned me loudly and openly on a personal matter in a room full of people. My natural response is to cut off […]

Is it Obligatory to Forgive Others? How to Deal with Abusive Family Members?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Aslamulaykum, 1. Is it obligatory to forgive family and friends for wronging you? 2. Could you please mention some narrations or proofs with some of the main virtues of forgiving someone? 3. When is it better to forgive and when is it better to take revenge? 4. What is […]

Should Muslim Converts Break Ties With Non-Muslim Family Members?

Answered by Saira AbuBakr Question: Recently I read an explanation here about whether to break up ties with relatives or family members in case they are sinful people and the answer was clearly advising no to do so but to keep distance. I would like to ask if this is the same case for a […]

Should I Maintain Ties With Family Who Openly Sin or Shun Them?

Answered by  Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: Assalamu alaikum, I have read and heard in many places that one should love everyone, be merciful with everyone, have good opinion of everyone, and deal in a good way with everyone. But on the other hand, I have also read in books to avoid bad company. In one […]