Residing with one’s mother who is alone

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Q: My husbands brother passed away recently. Can his wife move in with us after her iddat? She has no dad or brothers. Has a mother and a sister that is married. Mother stays alone. Wife has a five year old daughter. My husband wants to assist and support her.


A: It is important for her to stay with her mother who is alone.

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

عن عبد الله بن عمرو قال : جاء رجل إلى النبى -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فقال : يا رسول الله أجاهد قال : ألك أبوان. قال : نعم. قال : ففيهما فجاهد(أبو داود #2531)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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