Maintaining family ties

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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?


A: Ignore their bad behaviour. The best thing for a woman is that she remains in the house and remain in the company of her mother. Don’t break relationship with the family, but you do not have to listen to all that they say.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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