Husband’s brother living with the couple

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Q: My brother lives with me but my wife wants to separate him. Although he is earning good enough for his needs but I don’t want this. I love my brother so much and I want that he will continue with me at the same house. Also if I separate him definitely it will not sound good for my mother. What should I do in this? Case you please guide me.


A: If her rights are fulfilled and her privacy is not being invaded in any way then the brother is welcomed to live in the house.

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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