Is The Son-In-Law Required To Take Care Of His Mother-In-Law – Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim
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Is the son in law required to take care of his mother in law? Is it as if she is his mother
and hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. There is an obligation to take care of anyone in need. And this is in accordance to the amount of need that exists. So for example, if my mother in law, if I was married to my wife, and she's the only daughter, and there's nobody else that is there to look after my mother in law becomes an enormous duty, in fact, a great act of charity and charitable ness on my behalf, to treat her as if her son would treat her. Of course, religiously speaking, culturally speaking, and legally speaking, she isn't like my mother, but the reward can be phenomenal in treating her as if she is like my mother. And I want you to consider how the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam treated those who were his in laws, you will find that they were the nearest to him. Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu Mr. Raja Allahu Allahu Allah, the Allahu anhu Othman or the Allahu anhu. They were either his father's in law or sons in law, they were people who were connected to him, the closest to him were those who are attached to him in familial ties. That's an important precedent. Keep in mind also the verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala shows that part of the dowry that was instructed upon Musashi his son, by his future father in law, in as is narrated in sawtell, casas and Giuliani from any age, I want you to assist me, my family for 800 cycles, it's
a requirement for you, if you want to take my daughter, you must be in our service and assistance and assist all of us in our family for 800 cycles. And if you do 10, then this is a charitable act from your behalf. And therefore it can be a precondition at a time of marriage, where you say to your wife, or you say to your husband to be, Listen, my mother is all I have. And my expectation before we get married, is that you will treat her in a way that is dignified. And there's an expectation that there will be some level of service she's elderly or this or that this is what will be a part and parcel of our life. We're not a nuclear family. Rather, we're going to be an extended
family situation. These are things that should be spoken about clearly before marriage, so that there's no dispute and inconvenience. Finally, if there comes tension, and if you find that it is a difficult place, where you and your mother in law, you and your wife's mother, you and your husband's mother are not getting along and you need a break or you need to be able to live me or but not we've then this is also acceptable and within the means and mandate of our Deen Allahu taala
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