Maintaining family ties

Q: Is keeping in touch with relatives wajib. I mean contacting them by phone once in a month or two?


A: Maintaining ties between one’s family is an obligation in Deen. If one is unable to visit them, then telephonically contacting them and enquiring about their condition and welfare is sufficient.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)