you have the right to be afraid

Q: Dear Sir,
Salam Alikom,

my question is that,

I am a married man, and i m painfull about the brother i have, now my father doesnot say anything to him, and the house is my father’s, and my brother is too free with all, so i am fearfull if he is free with my wife, what should i do,
regards
Time: Wednesday June 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

  • Your brother is your wife’s brother-in-law. Your issue has been addressed by Rasulullah (SAW) is the words of the following: brother-in-law (sister-in-law) is death! This hadith also implies one must not be free in norms and attitude with their brothers/sisters-in-law; going as gym buddies, causal bicycle rides together, tickling each other, etc. are plain forbidden actions between such adults. Your brother may temp your wife towards wrong when she is most vulnerable. People have their ups and downs; shaytan awaits to do his ambush. It is best you make sound choices.
  • If Allah has blessed you with financial resources, then gradually move out of this environment – even to a modest area. Your wife would appreciate this gesture.
  • When you leave home for work/masjid, etc, you deserve peace of mind, your wife also deserves to know that those around her would respect her privacy.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

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