Is Christmas Haram? Being Muslim in a Non-Muslim Family

Every year, the Is Christmas haram? debates happen full force. Whether you’re a convert to Islam or not, we hope you find the following resources helpful. Is Christmas Haram? What about Thanksgiving and Other Festivals? Giving & Recieving Christmas Gifts Attending Christmas Festivities of One’s Non-Muslim Family Muslims Having Christmas Trees Partaking in a Thanksgiving […]

How Can I Help Non-Practising Family and Friends?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamu alaykum, I have friends who I’ve known for almost a decade, who don’t practice unfortunately. I try my best to drag them to Islamic events, talk to them about Islam. This is the same case with my siblings.I try my hardest, but there’s only so much I […]

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 […]

What is the Best Approach to Take in Convert Marriage Issues?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalaamu alaikum. I converted to Islam over ten years ago. Since I am Indian, there was a lot of backlash and cultural drama within my family. I found a muslim boy who wants to marry me. My family disapproves completely.I am willing to accept my own suffering over […]

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 the Decision for Marriage Be Taken Only Considering Somebody’s Caste?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamualikum. My parents are searching rishta for me, we like a family but the problem is that we belong to sheikh family and they belong to Ansari. We like the family but the only problem is their caste and my mother is not at all ready for this alliance. […]

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 […]

Hoarding and Giving Away Others’ Possessions

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: If someone in your family has the habit of holding on to things (i.e. hoarding), is it permissible to dispose/donate their things without their permission? Answer: Walaikum As-salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, May Allah reward you for your concern regarding your relative. However, disposing of or donating others’ property […]

Keeping Good News From Parents Due to Abuse and Disrespect

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I recently passed my degree and I had told everyone except my parents because of how they’ve treated me and my wife.  My mother disrespects my wife and my father threatens to hit me.  Due to this, I did not tell them, but another family member did.  Have […]