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Duties of the in laws towards their son in law

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Q: What are the duties of in laws towards their son in law? Are they obliged by Islam to call and visit their son in law more often and if he is living abroad and comes after 7 months should that son in law be invited to any party etc? If a son in law takes this as an issue that why didn’t they invite me home etc. what should a wife do in this case?


A: With marriage, he becomes part of the family, and maintaining a healthy family relationship is an important duty in Islam.

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

Answered by:

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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