Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question : Can you give some advice on developing good social relationships with in laws specially when they ( seem to) come with a lot cultural baggage?

Answer : The key is being expressive in one’s husn al-khuluq (excellence of conduct and character), upholding respect and appreciation, and being careful not to correct without consideration of consequence–while upholding what is right and not compromising in respect to one’s own practice in ways impermissible or blameworthy. When unsure, consult. When upset, be silent. When annoyed, change topic.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani