Could you Please stress the importance of maintaining and severing of Family Ties, with a few quotes and examples.
In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh
Islām has laid a lot of stress on joining of family ties and likewise has warned against the severing of family ties. Being good to one`s relatives is a natural quality which Allāh Tā`la has bestowed human being’s with. Ill-treating of a family member is against the natural disposition of man.
Rasūllullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) has said in a Hadīth:
Oh people spread Salām, feed the poor and join family ties you will enter paradise with peace.
(Riyādus Sālihīn Pg.344,Ishāt)
Joining of family ties is a means of increase in sustenance, Rasullullah (Sallahallahu alaihi wasalam) has said:
Whomsoever wishes that he be granted plenty of sustenance and that he enjoys a long life then, he should join his family ties.
Rasūllullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) has said:
The one who really joins family ties is the one who when, his relatives break ties with him, he joins the ties
In various places in the Qurān Allāh Tā`la stresses upon joining and being good to family members, Allah Tāla says:
Allow the close relative his rights, the poor, and the wayfarer
Allah Tā’la says in another verse:
And (remember) when we had taken the covenant of Banī Isrāīl that, do not worship any diety besides Allah and be good to the parents and the close relatives..
Likewise there are many warnings on severing family ties, Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) has said in a Hadith:
A person who severs family ties will not enter paradise.
(Riyādus Sālihīn ,Pg. 161, Ishāt)
Rasullullah (Sallāllāhu alaihi wasalam) has said:
The major sins are to:
Ascribe a partner to Allah Tā`la
To disobey the parents
To take a false oath
(Riyādus Sālihīn Pg.160, Ishāt)
And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Ml. Muhammed Sindhi,
Student Dārul Iftā
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā, Madrasah In῾āmiyyah
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