The responsibility of brides to look after their mother-in-law and father-in-law in terms of Islamic law and Social Psychology

Family consisting of parents and children is the smallest unit of society. Sometimes the grandparents can live in the family. Family includes the society's culture, beliefs, traditions and values. For this reason, the family is very important for the upbringing and education of children. Islamic religion has given a great importance on the family. Islam imposes mutual duties and responsibilities on family members. Parents contribute to the physical, emotional, social and moral development of their children. They prepare them for life. They are responsible from this matter. Children have to respect, love and help their parents when it’s necessary. Today, the family has many problems. One of these is the relationship between mother-in-law and father-in-law in large families. Many families have older grandparents and live with them. However the lady of the house does not want to take care of these elderly parents. In some families, the husband asks his wife to take care of his mother or father. He even puts pressure on his wife on religious grounds. In this article we examined these relationships. Should brides have to deal with and take care of their mother-in-law and father-in-law in Islam? Can a husband ask his wife for this? We tried to find answers to these questions. We aimed to reach a conclusion by investigating the subject in light of Islamic texts and views of Muslim scholar.


Islamic Law, Family, Bride, Mother-in-law, Father-in-law.

Author : Ali Yüksek - Osman Eyüpoğlu
Number of pages: 49-70
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