Maintaining good relations with two mother in laws

Q: I am 32 years old and I am married with 2 kids. My father in law and mother in law are divorced. After the divorce my  father in law remarried. His new wife was always kind and caring towards myself and my kids. Now that my father in laws wife and me get along, my own mother in law has an issue about it and she hates that my father in law’s wife is a good person. She doesn’t want myself and my kids to be good with her. I want to know if its wrong to be good with her or if its right to listen to my mother in law?


A: You should maintain good relations with both (your mother in-law and your father in-laws second wife) and ensure that you don’t get entangled in their quarrels and disputes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أبي سعيد ، قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : لا يدخل الجنة صاحب خمر مدمن خمر ، ولا مؤمن بسحر ، ولا قاطع رحم ، ولا كاهن ، ولا منان. (إتحاف الخيرة المهرة #3797)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)