Q: My family invited me for a birthday party. Few years before they cut down relation with me because of my in laws but now they invited me for this party respectfully. Is it permissible for me to attend this party for family relationship, otherwise I am not interested in these types of parties.
A: We advise that you don’t attend the birthday party, but go a day or two before the party and show them your respects and excuse yourself for not being able to attend the birthday party.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)