Dealing With an Ill-Tempered Mother in Law

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I recently got married and I moved in with my husband and his parents. His mother has a bad temper. Now that Ramadan has come, I don’t feel Allah’s presence in this home because all day long she watches tv dramas and plays on the iPad while fasting. I […]

My Family Doesn’t Get Along With My Spouse’s Family

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: My husband and I got married with our parents’ approval. At our wedding there was a bitter exchange of words between our parents on trivial matters like wedding venue, clothes, food, etc. Three years later our parents still refuse to meet. It started with the bitterness on the wedding, […]

Living With Disrespectful and Overbearing In-Laws

Answered by Dr. Bano Mutuja Question: As Salam Aliekum, My husband and I have been living with my in-laws home since we got married a few years ago. My relationship with my husband is still good, alhumdulillah. But there is tension with my in-laws because my mother-in-law wants to be involved in everything.  But if […]

Dealing with In-Laws With a Different Islamic Perspective

Answered by Dr. Bano Murtuja Question: I have been engaged for a year to a man who I really like. However, his father and stepmother have been a problem within our relationship. They truly dislike my family have accused us of following false Sheikhs, of engaging in Kufr because we do tasbih, or we say […]

Problems With In-Laws: Maintaining Distance & Advice on Mending Ties

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdur-Razacq Question: Me and my husband moved out of my in-laws home due to family problems. We moved back in shortly afterwards after rectifying the situation. However, my in-laws started accusing me and my family of practicing black magic on them, which Allah is my witness that we have not. […]

Breaking Family Relations Due To Adulterous Acts

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: My sister was married to a cousin and had five children. My brother was also married with five children. We discovered, with undoubtable proof, that my sister’s husband and my brother’s wife were having a secret affair. This has torn apart the family and the children. Not only […]