Should I Treat My Male Cousins in the Same Way I Treat Strangers on the Street?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question:  Assalam aleykum, I reverted to Islam earlier this year. My family is completely Christian. I come from a culture in which everyone is friendly with each other and everyone’s basically cousins. How am I meant to maintain my ties with my family, specifically my male cousins and other […]

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 […]