Q: I want to ask a question about my mother. Recently my father died from heart attack. My mother is in iddat right now and my relatives like my chacha, my dadi, phopo and taya (elder brother of my father) everyone is talking bad about my mother and they don’t want to continue the relation with my mother but they want me to be with them. They are continuously becoming involved in our personal matters. Like I want to work job but they are forcing me to stay at home and do what they want me to do. I just want to know that is it important for me and my mother to listen to them after their bad behaviour? Do we have to continue the relation and do whatever they say?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)