Maintaining family ties with relatives who are jealous

Q: Our relatives sometimes hurt us, like some of our cousins are jealous of us and do things that actually hurts us and try to degrade us. At first, all our relatives would dine with us but when they started being jealous of us, all our relatives were far away from us, especially from our family and because of that I am in very bad condition.

I am mentally disturbed... and I actually don't know what to do. I am just making sabr, because at this point I can't do anything and this thing is actually happening for 3 to 4 years already. What does Islam teach us to do at this point?

A: Do good to them, forgive them, make dua for them and don't worry about their response. This will allow your ranks to be raised. Maintaining family ties is among the best acts of akhlaaq and it will bring about barkat in your life and sustenance.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عقبة بن عامر رضي الله عنه قال: لقيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فبدرته فأخذت بيده وبدرني فأخذ بيدي فقال: يا عقبة ألا أخبرك بأفضل أخلاق أهل الدنيا والآخرة تصل من قطعك وتعطي من حرمك وتعفو عمن ظلمك ألا ومن أراد أن يمد في عمره ويبسط في رزقه فليصل ذا رحمه (المستدرك على الصحيحين للحاكم ، الرقم:7285)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)