Q: I am very sad and broken at heart. The case is: My father were 5 siblings, 4 brother and 1 sister. After the death of my grandfather, my father’s eldest brother took over the factory which was our family business and he claimed that none has the right over the factory except for himself. Since then my father and his other 2 brothers lived a hard life with all source of income cut off and they are struggling till now. Now
that the eldest brother who took over the factory is dead, his wife runs the factory and she claims the rest of the property that is the house in which we are living in is her husband’s. Due to all this there is a constant tension in our house. The daughters of this women abused my parents very badly and insulted them. Since then my heart for them has become very hard for them, still I try to maintain the ties in fear of Allah, but this women continuously keeps on saying something or taunts us or she does something or the other to hurt us or pick up a fight. Many a times we ignore but at times it becomes very difficult to keep sabr. In this case what should we do? Being good to them becomes so difficult because of their behaviour. Even if we be good to them, they at times do something which hurts us so bad in the heart. What should we do in this case? Please advice me because I feel so sad and broken in my heart to see such condition in my house. What does Allah command in such a case? Please pray that our family problem is solved and Allah gives us sabr and peace at home.


A: We suggest that you refer the mas’alah to some aalim or reputable body that is close to you. May Allah Ta`ala eradicate your problem and give all concerned parties the right understanding.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)