Q: I am a teenager and my problem is that my maternal aunt doesn’t love me. She loves my other cousins. She cares for them and shows affection towards them but she has no feelings for me. She shows little or no affection towards me. She does not like to talk to me. She gets annoyed if I sit beside her. I know that my maternal aunt has the same status as my mother and I try to uphold the ties of kinship but I feel so embarrassed by her behaviour. Please tell me what to do.
A: In whichever way you can maintain a normal relationship maintain it even if it is telephonically or email or through some gift.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)