How to Handle My Toxic Mother-in-Law?

24 September, 2020
Q I got married two years ago. I love my husband, but I have issues with his family. Please advise on how to deal with my toxic mother-in-law.


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

1- The issues with a toxic mother-in-law need to be resolved via someone who is arbitrating the situation.

2- A lot of other factors and responsibilities of each individual come into play when we speak about toxic people.

3- Shariah needs to be followed seriously and everyone should be clear about the role they are playing in their family.

4- Pick and choose your battles; everything doesn’t have to be an issue.

5- Take preventative measures to avoid problems with your mother-in-law.

Sheikh Omar Suleiman answers your question and explains how to deal with a toxic mother-in-law.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: FaithIQ

About Omar Suleiman
Imam Omar Suleiman is the President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He’s also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith alliance for peace and justice.