Q: I am very troubled. My husband’s Iman is already weak. Once a month we travel to Johannesburg so that I can visit my parents. My husband’s parents have a flat here in jhb so we stay there. I have noticed now that in the flat that was furnished buy our in-laws that there is a frame with “Assalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatu” writtn in arabic. Its hanging in our kitchen. The thing is the kitchen and lounge is all in one, like its bascially 1 room. And my husband watches tv in the lounge. So basically the frame is exposed to the tv and the frame obviously has Allahs name on it. Its not my flat so I can’t remove it. And A am afraid to tell my husband incase he says im just being parinode and wont listen. Which would be worse because now I think he doesn’t notice. What should I do?
A: Make ta`leem in the house daily. You should avoid watching tv altogether. When you see him in the right frame of mind you may discuss some of the points that you came across in the ta`leem.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)