Marital problem

Q: Me and my wife had been married for 5 years. We have two kids. She is a very caring and loving wife, but due to some unwanted silly reasons, she can’t accept my family members and wants us to stay away from them. We have a fight between us most of the time for this reason that she wants us to get separated from my family. Now she is even asking for divorce if I can’t stay with her accepting the fact to exclude my family members from our life. My father, mother, brothers and sister hadn’t done anything to harm her, but still she doesn’t understand. Moreover I feel like she is trying to follow her mother, who has done the same thing with her father’s family. But since her father was silent and listening to her mothers decision all the time he accepted it. But I am not able to accept this method of breaking relations. Kindly do let me know, what shall I do. Should I continue with her and break my family relation or accept her request for divorce?


A: Maintaining good relationship is a command of Allah Ta`ala. Hence, maintain good relationship and also take good care of the marriage.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)