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Maintaining formal relationship with certain family members

Fatwaa ID: 1735

اسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.
Mufti Saheb if a person is upset with a family member or hurt by a family member and only greets them and keep to the minimum in speech would that still be considered breaking family ties?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Shari’ah has emphasized greatly on maintaining family ties with goodness. While maintaining a formal relationship would not constitute breaking family ties, it is against the ethos of Islam. Islam advises us to be good to those who mistreat us. Win the person over with your good character. An effort should definitely be made to resolve the issue. Communication is essential. Moving on and overlooking the shortcomings and slips of others is key to our own good.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

02/28/1445 AH – 09/14/2023 CE | AML3-3680

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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