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How to Deal With Difficult Siblings?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum For a long time I have been having problems with my sister who lives with me. She has an incredibly abrupt character and always comes out with verbal abuse. I cannot stand to be in her presence. How can I deal with being around her? Answer: Wa’alaykum […]

Ties that Bind: (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

Ties that Bind: Reconnect with relatives who have become distant (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have a far-reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every […]

How Do We Maintain Family Ties With Bloodthirsty Relatives?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have an extremely difficult relationship with my sister. Not only has she argued with me via phone and social media,but she also flirted with my husband. I stopped talking to her. After that, she went around telling everyone that I called her an indecent woman. What should […]

How Do I Mend Ties With My Estranged Brother and His Family?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I live abroad and I am unable to visit my parents regularly. I feel that they are being neglected by my other siblings who live in the same city. My sister-in-law has completely cut herself off from my parents. I have tried to speak to my brother about […]

What is the Minimum Amount of Relationship I Have to Keep with a Relative I Hate?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have a cousin who has always provoked negative feelings in me whenever I found myself around her. The breaking point for me was when she questioned me loudly and openly on a personal matter in a room full of people. My natural response is to cut off […]

Impermissibility of Marrying one's Sibling and Divine Forgiveness

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: “Peace, Mercy and Blessings of God be upon You” السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 1. If we are Adam and Eve kids then we are brothers and sisters, How can we marry each other? 2. Allah can forgive anyone He wills, If He forgives a murderer, is […]

Can We Break Family Ties With Siblings Who Treat Us Badly?

Answered by Ustadha Rukayat Yakub Question: Asalaamu alaikum, We come from a broken family that lacks agreement on anything.  Our brothers generally only notice the sisters when they want something from them.  But when the sisters need something – they make excuses to the sisters.  We try hard to be there in times of hardship […]