In-Laws always get bad press for mostly cultural practices which have no bearing in Islam. But, how do you reconcile what your family wants with what you want? How do you foster a positive relationship with in-laws that will ultimately give you peace and harmony in your life?
This is one area of Islam that is often neglected – especially in the South Asian community where it’s seen as normal practice for daughter-in-laws to live with the husband’s family and ultimately help take care of them. No other culture ascribes to this practice, whereas in the Arab culture, it is customary for a man to buy his prospective wife a home FIRST before they marry so she has a place to call her own.
Allah (SWT) says:
“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means…”
Regardless of which culture you belong in, the reality of the situation is that being married inevitably means dealing with your in-laws to a greater or lesser degree. So the question here is how should practicing Muslims deal with the in-laws?
What rights and responsibilities do you have over your in-laws and which rights and responsibilities do they have over you? How do you deal with the issue of in-laws who interfere in every aspect of your life, and what happens when the upbringing of children is thrown into the mix?
What exactly does Islam say about the role of a daughter in-law? Are they really required to look after their in-laws or is this simply a cultural practice? And lastly, what should you do you do when your in-laws are of a different aqeedah and insist on including or imposing certain ‘religious’ practices on you?
Join us on this thought-provoking webinar: ‘How To Deal With The In-Laws’ with Shiekh Musleh Khan on Tuesday 25th December 2012 from 7pm to 8.30pm and discover how to tackle these issues in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
To register and to find out more go to:www.purematrimony.com/webinar