Can I continuously speak with my ex-mother in law?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Assalam Wa Alaikum ,

Q: My husband was previously married and got divorced. He and I then got married. I however was never married before. He still keeps in contact with his ex-mother in law and refers to her as mom. They call and message each other occasionally. It sometimes bothers me, the nature of their conversation and I have spoken to him about it. However, it has not stopped. I am okay if they talk, just not often or about personal matters. How would you advise me to go about discussing this with him, as it bothers me a lot to know that these personal matters can be discussed with me, his mom or his current mother in law?
Jazakallah Khair

Time: September 22, 2015 at 1:04 am


Wa Alaikum Assalam,


Since he and his previous wife are divorced, he should refrain from having continuous conversation with his ex-mother in law. There is no blood relation that exists between them, and so, it will not be permissible for him to be communicating with her in the manner you have explained. Let him know that his conduct in this way is not in a accordance to the teachings of Islam, and he should stop what he is doing.


And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!