Dealing with a dominating family

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Q: How to deal with a dominating family? Basicaly my mother is always undermining a divorcee daughter and always ignoring what she enjoys etc. No respect for her. etc. How do we build the ties? The daughter has moved to her own place but the problems are still there and it’s damaging the relationship. The daughter tried talking to her siblings and the parents but it’s ignored. In Islam it’s important to have family ties etc. what’s the best approach?


A: Maintain a moderate relationship and make dua for them. Occasionally send some gifts and presents. May Allah Ta`ala soften their hearts.

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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