A Wife’s Duties to Her In-laws


Shaikh Muḥammad ʿAlī Farkūs, may Allāh protect him, said:

And what is binding [on a Muslim wife] is that she treats [her husband’s] relatives well and with kindness, the way her husband treats them, because indeed that brings the husband delight, makes him happy, cools his chest, and makes him feel at ease.

Never has the woman ever [fulfilled her duty of] being good to her husband who was bad to his parents or relatives.

And if the call to keeping ties with those whom [our] fathers loved has been established in his ﷺ saying, “Indeed from the best of righteous, good deeds is a son’s keeping ties with those whom his father used to love,” then it is all the more fitting that the wife takes care to maintain [good relations] with the ones her husband loves.