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Is it wrong to “sever ties of kinship” in the case of an abusive relative?

It seems severing ties of kinship (family) is a serious issue. From Sunnah.com: 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said Mercy does ...
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Do I need to obey my family regarding who to marry and who not to marry?

I want to marry a girl but to my family disapproved it. Do I have the right in Islam to disobey the wishes of my family and marry her?
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Should I side with my parents or my husband?

My parents repeatedly insult and degrade my husband to a point that they personally attack him on issues such as how much money he makes, how he dresses, etc. They have been doing this for many years ...
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Is family planning permissible in Islam? [duplicate]

I am really concerned about what is going on in my country which is family planning to avoid children. Is it allowed in Islam because I believe what Allah has ordained for us will surely happen and I ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

I have formed my own perception that the Sunni interpretation of Islam is more general and cosmopolitan, where anybody from any race can enter with honour in Islam. To the contrary, Shia ...
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Does the Devil has wife & children? Where do they live?

Where does the Devil live? Does he have family?
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Is it wrong for a Muslimah to address her husband by his name?

Here, in the Indian sub-continent, it is considered wrong for a Muslim woman to address her husband by his name. So she may not address him by his name like, say (assuming the man's name is Abdullah), ...
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What can a convert do for a non-Muslim parent who has died?

If you are a convert / revert to Islam after your parent(s) have died can you do anything for them in terms of supplication or other forms of 'Ibadah to perhaps save them from the Fire or is it too ...
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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

One of the subjects which I have been perplexed about is the conflict between procreation and antinatalism. Islam places great emphasis on the family unit and raising children. Of course, this is in ...
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What are the commandments of Islam about Zakat to a relative?

My Uncle has a daughter and she is married. But they are so poor. Her husband didn't do any work and they have no mean of earning. Even they have no other source of livelihoods. Is it permitted in ...
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Should I stop visiting my relative's house because they drink alcohol there when I'm not present?

I read in Quran that we shouldn't go to a house where the people living there drink alcohol. However, I have close relatives who do so. They do drinks occasionally, or in any get together and also ...
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Parents vs Wife — how to satisfy both of them

Assalamualaikum. Hello brothers and sisters in Islam. Last year I have come to UK for MS studies, it is a one year course, Insallah only three months have left for the course completion. I am ...
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If husband and wife are both working, does wife have to contribute money to running the household?

Is it always man's responsibility to run the house? Does wife has to contribute in case where she has a job? What is the situation where husband is jobless and wife is working? What is Islamic ruling ...
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Is it sinful to leave abusive parents?

Background: I am currently going through a very emotionally distressing moment in my life where I am unsure which path to pursue. As a child not even out of the womb my biological father did not ...
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Is Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) part of Ibrahims(PBUH)'s family?

One of my Christian friend and I were discussing about Islam and Christianity. I am not well versed with Prophets and their history. He told me that in the Bible, it is said that the descendants of ...
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Is it permissible for a son-in-law to stay at his wife's parental home if invited by her parents?

Recently I was invovled in a conversation where people debated if it is a good idea for a man to stay with his wife over the weekend when she goes to visit them. Some argued for and some against. I ...
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What does Islam says about e.g. relatives who ask for money but don't work despite being healthy? [closed]

I have relatives who are healthy enough to work a job. But they don't. All they do is stay at home. They are married and have children too. They always ask me for money because I am earning very ...
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Is it permissible for my cousins (my father's elder brothers' sons) to talk and sit with my mother and aunties?

I have a bit confusion about something regarding my family! My father's elder brothers have children, and those children are living in my home with my mom and aunties. My question: Are those cousins ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Shias believe the successor of Muhammad has to be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt( Family of the Prophet). Abu Bakr as-saddiq and Umar ibn al-Khattab were father in laws of the Prophet. Othman ibn Affan is also ...
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Is it Haram to use the office's phone to talk with my family? (Shia & Sunni view)

I have heard that it is not permissible for the clerks to talk by the phones of their office(s) in personal fields (such as speaking to their families and other personal jobs). Since it is not a ...
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Is it allowed to call anyone “son” except our own child?

I have a cousin brother who is around 7 to 8 years older than me. He calls me betaa (son in urdu) on some occasion purposely or may be just for fun. I don't like it. I want to know if it's allowed in ...
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Was Mohammad's Father a Christian?

I have recently heard a claim that Mohammad's father was a Christian. The person I heard it from had reservations about the claim, thinking it false, so I hope that you can provide some facts and ...
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What does Islam teach about Love?

I heard a Christian say 'all religions teach love'. Is she right? I think that many Muslims consider 'honor' to be a great virtue. If a woman brings shame to a family, her brother might kill her. ...
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Is it haram to cut family ties temporarily with a father who non-practicing?

My father is a Muslim however, he is no longer practicing. He also denounces key beliefs of Islam like fasting, salah, hijab and Islam as a way of life. He, in essence, hates Islam. He drinks and goes ...
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What does Islam say when the husband barely provides for the expenditure and expects the wife to take the financial burden?

I earn more than my husband. My husband's family is needy too. He send half of his earning to his family. But I am the person responsible for house, bills, food etc important for life. He pays ...
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Will porn close my dad's doors to Jannah?

It has been almost 6 years since I first saw my dad watching porn and I've learnt to live with it but now I've started to fear that this will close his doors to Jannah. My dad prays routinely and ...
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Marriage is delayed due to family situation but I want to do it earlier. How?

Assalamu Alaikum, I am a 26 year old guy. I was engaged with a girl by our parents last year. I am still waiting for my marriage date but our situation is as described below. I am working abroad ...
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Can a man marry his half sister's daughter? [duplicate]

My half sister (from the same father but the same mother) has a daughter whom I would like to marry. Is she halal to me or haram
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Is it haram to look after your family, by doing haram?

In our world it takes a great deal to look after a family especially if you have nothing to start with. When you have a wife and kids, it is really hard to look after them and satisfy their basic ...
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Is it enough to advise someone on stopping with a sin without telling them evidences?

Asking this because a few months ago i was watching/a fan of a tv show which i now realize is haram (few curse words, some inappropiate scenes). I'm saying “realize” because i used to watch it (and ...
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How does one make the home halal when living with a Christian guardian?

Wa salaamaleykum I am I newly converted Muslim. My family is specifically Catholic. How can I make my living area halal? Specifically, there are many photos and figurines, depicting people & ...
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Will I be judged on judgment day for not avoiding my family's haram business?

I live in the USA and I'm 18 years old. My father is retired from work and my brothers have a store which is haram. They sell alcohol and lottery. I tried to convince them to stop it but they won't ...
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Is it appropriate to avoid family members who don't practice, and whose behavior is “evil”?

I am a Muslim who has family members which are not practicing Islam. They have witnessed clear signs of Allah like someone being possessed with Jinn and reacting to the recitation of the Qur'an but ...
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Cutting ties with non muslim relatives?

Quran 9:23 O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you - then it is those who are the ...
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Does Islam excuse abusive parenting?

I recently learned from a well-read lecturer in my community that the Prophet (PBUH) once sat reiterating something along the lines of "Be good/obedient/dutiful to your parents" and someone asked, "...
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Can I delay marriage under extreme circumstances?

What does Quran or hadith says about marriage, when a guy who don't have a stable career or smooth educational background? I happen to had a very strange teenage, and just entered my 30's. I was never ...
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What does Islam say about lying to stay in the UK for a British passport? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding someone lying to stay in the UK for a British passport I know someone who came as a visitor to the UK and rather than going back abroad decided to claim asylum on domestic ...
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Is it haram to never speak to a sibling ever again?

To make a long story short I have an estranged relationship with my sister. We grew very much apart after our parents divorced. I don't want to get too much into detail but she did something so awful ...
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Love towards non-Muslim family?

After months of studying Islam i decided to become the Muslim.My family didn't have any problem with that.I was reading Quran yesterday and i found this ayat You will not find a people who believe ...
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Marriage of adopted humans

Is the marriage of a child of blood with his adopted sister and / or the marriage between a daughter of blood and his adopted brother lawful? And in the case of a man adopted from a family and a woman ...
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Is it a sin for a job holder wife not taking proper care of husband and child?

If a wife is a doctor who works outside, thus cannot take care of her husband and child properly. Will it be sin? When the situation is that the profession of the wife is hampering her duty towards ...
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What are the duties of a Wife towards her Husband's relatives/friends

What are the legal (enforced by Islam) duties of a wife towards her husband's relatives/friends? Example 1: Cooking, doing dishes, housekeeping, etc in a joint family system. Though duties could be ...
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My mother is forcing me not to fast during my exams

My mother thinks I'll mess up my exams if I fast. If i do fast on exam day, she might get extremely angry at me and also worried. Yesterday she explained it might affect her health if I do fast ...
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What rights do I have on my biological brother and his wife and what rights do they have upon me?

I am a 28 years old woman, and by the grace of Allah, alhamdoliAllah, I earn myself and I am not dependent on any person in family monetarily. My question is that in islam, what rights do my brother, ...
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Ties of kinship question

My mother gave me up for adoption.Her parents persuaded (or even forced) her to do it because in where she lives, it was great shame to have illegitimate child. So basically, my family rejected me to ...
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In what circumstance a Muslim can break the kinship?

Asalaam Alikum I want to know that in what circumstances a Muslim can break the Kinship. If a Sister leaves the home and marry against the will & in Absence of Moharram, Does the Family can ...
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Marriage of Muslim [duplicate]

Can Muslim marry a cousin or is it haram? What part of quran can I analyse it? I try to understand reading quran but I don't understand.
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Is there any hadith from Shia about “the thawab of kissing children?”

The psychologists emphasize on kissing the children. In other word, according to psychologists, kissing the children has positive effects on them. I wonder what the viewpoint of Shia is regarding ...
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Can a generation of families be cursed? [closed]

Salam Brothers and Sisters.... I really don't know how to start off but I feel like my family from my moms side is cursed. No one is happy in there families. Everyone is sick. We suffer one lose after ...
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Can I get married at 16 without any job or income?

I'm currently just 16 years old and I'm interested in marrying but I'm not sure if this is right as I don't have a job yet and I'm still in school. I want to marry so as to prevent myself from zina as ...