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How to Deal With Jealousy When a Cousin of My Wife Is Living With Us?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My wife’s male cousin recently immigrated to our country. She asked if he could live with us. I feel very jealous of my wife with him in the house. I have spoken with her about it, but I think her love and protectiveness for him is blinding […]

Is It Permissible for Me to Marry My Maternal Cousin’s Son?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a woman who has received a marriage proposal from my maternal cousin’s son. Is it permissible for me to marry him? Answer:Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Marriage It is […]

My Fiancé Does Not Like Me Keeping in Contact With My Non-Muslim Male Cousin. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am the only Muslim in my family. I have a close relationship with one of my male cousins. I have known him since he was a baby. My fiancé feels it is inappropriate to maintain any relationship with my cousin. I cannot conceive of cutting off this […]

How Should I Interact With My Male Cousin?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I used to like my cousin, but don’t anymore. He got my number and is texting me, and I feel guilty when I respond to him. He isn’t religious so it doesn’t bother him. He likes to ask my advice and doesn’t say anything inappropriate. Am I doing […]