Due to some money problems, my brothers are looking down on me badly. They are hurting me in any way they can. One brother is always insulting me in front of others and he thinks he is perfect. What should I do? I have tried a number of times to reconcile with them, but it was unsuccessful. What is your advice for all this? Please help. Is money everything in this dunya? Blood relations seem to be nothing. What does Islam say about the young and old? They must respect each other, or the younger ones respect the elders. What about those people who think they are perfect and always finding fault with others? Must I avoid these two brothers?
The issues you have discussed with us require discussion and some consultation. We need to tell him that money is not everything in this world. Maintaining relationship with relatives, supporting people in their grieves, helping people in their needs, to respect the elders and have mercy on the youngsters are all important features which bring about the pleasure of Allah. The real issue is of the hereafter; the money is going to perish. In the meantime, you should try to see what he wants, where you are falling short, what mistakes you are making, and if he has some rights over you which you are not fulfilling. These could be one of the reasons why he might be upset with you. Always assess your situation and see what is going wrong and where. In the meantime, we pray that the conditions of our people become better.
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