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Relationship with Relatives
Relatives are those who are related to you through blood and close-ties; such as the brother, the
uncle, the aunt, or their children. Everyone who has a tie of relation with you has certain rights upon
you, in accordance with how closely they are related to you. Allaah SWT said:
"And worship Allaah alone, and do not set-up any partner to Him in worship, and be kind and good to
the parents, and to the relatives."
So it is obligatory upon everyone to treat their relatives in the best possible manner, and to support
them in accordance with their needs, and what they seek of help and support.
Brotherhood is the fruit of good character, for good character is what brings about loving each other
and friendliness and it is also a reason for entering paradise.
A good attitude is the characteristic of the best of the Messengers and is the best action of the
righteous. It is – no doubt – half of religion, the fruit of the efforts of the pious and the practice of the
devoted worshipper.
Be kind to them and treat them respectfully
It is reported by Ayesha radiallahu anhu that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam
said: “Allah does not grant kindness to a family without giving them benefit, and He does not deprive
them of it without injuring them”.
Don’t compete with them
Abu Huraira radiallahu anhu relates that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said:
“Guard yourselves against envy for envy eats up good deeds as fire eats up wood”.
Surah an-Nisaa 4:36