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`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr is the day of thanksgiving and joy. It marks the end of the month of fasting, and it is when we feel happy and give thanks to Allah that He enabled us to obey His commands. We all fasted during the month of Ramadan, and by the end of the month, we realize …

8 Examples of Islam's Care for Relatives

8 Examples of Islam's Care for Relatives

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another” (Al-Hujurat 49: 13). Islam aims at establishing strong relations among people who were all created by Allah. “Knowing one another” in this verse implies integration, cooperation, and co-existence. Practically speaking, each and …

Severing Family Ties

Severing Family Ties: Permissible?

Wa `alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. 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: Maintaining a good relation with blood relatives is obligatory in Islam. It is prohibited to dissever relations with your relatives. Answering your question, Dr. Mohammad …

Ties of Kinship, Forgiveness and Guilt-Trips

Ties of Kinship - Forgiveness and Guilt Trips

When Maggie became a Muslim, her Christian relatives tried to make her leave Islam. They kept giving her guilt trips for leaving their family’s “identity” and tradition, and in the end when nothing worked, they began abusing her emotionally…

Can I Join My Non-Muslim Family During Easter

Can I Join My Non-Muslim Family During Easter?

Wa Alaikum AssalamFatma, Thank you for your question, your kind comments, and for contacting Ask About Islam. To begin with, we must agree that Christmas and Easter celebrations and customs have little to do with religion. These customs began way before Christianity was born and the traditions and figures around it have no relation with …

Why Can't I Adopt Muslim Children? - About Islam

Why Can't I Adopt Muslim Children?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam (Peace) Elizabeth, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Fostering, supporting, raising, and providing for deserted children and orphans are not prohibited in Islam. Much to the contrary, these acts are highly regarded good deeds in Islam. …

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