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Hadith on maintaining family ties

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Q: It is reported in Sahih Muslim #2556 that “The severer would not enter Paradise”. Ibn Umar said that Sufyan (explained it as): “One who severs the tie of kinship would not enter Paradise”

I would like to know 2 things from the above hadith:

1. Does the above hadith talk about blood relationship like your parents, siblings or does it include your relatives like cousins, uncles, etc.

2. Does the above mean a person will never enter paradise if he severs the tie of kinship?


A: It is not confined to parents and siblings.

If Allah Ta’ala does not forgive one for this sin, one will have to gain purification in jahannum before one enters jannah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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