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Our Big Problem: The In-Laws (Watch)

Why do mothers in-law constantly criticize their daughters in-law? Weren’t they daughters in-law once?! In-laws’ interference is a common problem that causes much pain in marriages and sometimes, it puts an end to it. In this video, marital counselors and Islamic scholars speak about this common problem and give advice on how to deal with it. …

In-Laws Always Criticize Me

In-Laws Always Criticize Me

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you first try to win the friendship and trust of all parties; your mother-in-law, father-in-law, and husband. When you do this, you would be more believed and supported when you complain to your husband and asks him to support you. Hopefully, in sha’ Allah, when there would be some mutual …

Mother-in-Law Ignores Me & My Kids

Mother-in-Law Ignores Me & My Kids

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest dear sister that you ask your husband to intervene. It is his responsibility to restore calm and kind relationships within the family.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear of the situation you are in. May Allah (swt) bless you for your most caring, loving and generous …

My Husband’s Family Doesn’t Care About Me

My Husband’s Family Doesn’t Care About Me

Answer:  As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, Thank you for writing to us. First of all, we are happy to know that your husband is nice to you and that you are pregnant, ma sha’ Allah. Congratulations. It is a blessing. It sounds from what you are writing to us that your mother-in-law is more attached to her older …

How to Be Patient with People?

How to Be Patient with People?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the questioner to “make your lists and journal to explore the reasons why you get hurt so easily and lash out at others. Take classes in positive communication and practice deep breathing and imagery before you speak in a tense situation. Get counseling if you feel it may …

Husband Doesn’t Let Me Visit My Family

Husband Doesn’t Let Me Visit My Family

In this counseling answer: Marriage is all about respecting each other and sacrificing for each other. Therefore, the counselor advises the sister to speak with her husband and come up with a win-win solution. It may be visiting her parents together so the husband doesn’t feel excluded or inviting the family to her house. As-Salam …

When I'm Kind to My Wife, Mother Gets Angry. Help!

When I'm Kind to My Wife, Mother Gets Angry. Help!

In this counseling answer: It seems the mother is fearful of losing her to his wife. Therefore, the counselor advises the brother to go to his mother and address her feelings, validate them, then let her know that he intends to maintain a strong relationship with her. She further advises him to explain to his mother that a …

Mother-in-law

Mother-in-Law's Rule: OK!

As-salamu `Alaikum dear sister, I am sorry to hear that you are having so many problems with your mother-in-law.  You seem to have a struggle in balancing out how to interact with her. You don’t want to be mean; however, you have realized that when she is upset she tends to back off.  Because you are not …

Should The Wife Serve Her In-Laws? (A Non-Muslim Asks)

One of the questions I received states the following: I am a non-Muslim working in Kuwait for a few years and I have been very close to accepting Islam as I was impressed by a very pious Muslim colleague and wanted to marry him. So, I wanted to learn more about Islam. The man is …

How to Handle Hindu In-Laws at My Wedding?

How to Handle Hindu In-Laws at My Wedding?

Answer: As-Salaamu ’Alaykum sister, Congratulations on your marriage and may God bless you and your husband, amin. Your questions have important concerns and I will be answering as a psychologist, who specialized in relationships and family but not as a scholar of Islamic law. (Kindly find below some previous answers of our scholars on similar …



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