Q: I’m engaged and soon going to get married to the man I’m engaged with. He does not like my siblings because they have caused me harm in the past and are causing me harm in the present too. If I don’t talk to my siblings at all for the sake of my husband, will that be counted as qat-e-ta’alluq? Kindly guide me as I’m in a very serious situation where I have to choose.
A: To maintain a good relationship with the family is not an optional thing, it is compulsory. It is not at all right for him to command you to sever relationship. Maintenance of good relationship is an obligation.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)