Family ties with homosexuals and those living in zinna

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Respected Mufti.

I am extremely troubled by certain aspects that are literally ripping apart the seams that hold my family unit together.

Let me start by saying that there are scholarly people in my family who choose to whisper about these issues rather than attempting to resolve it. I, on other hand am very direct and will verbalise a fault as soon as I notice it, including my own.

Please shed some light as to whether or not it is permissible to associate with a self confessed Lesbian, (homosexual). She happens to be very closely related to me as our mothers’ are sisters’, hence the reason I ask as it is unavoidable meeting her at family gatherings.
I am fully aware that from an Islamic perspective, it is NOT permissible to sever family ties.

Her parents and siblings condone this lifestyle as well, as they say that she and her partner are the main breadwinners in their home. She and her “partner” both live with her parents.

The so called other “elders” in our family turn a blind eye too, as they state that she assists them a lot, though not financially.
My second issue is that her sister has been Talaaq’d (thrice) from her husband for almost a year now, (witnesses included), her parents allow them to live as husband and wife under their roof and pretend that all is well.

I have only daughters, and feel that I am obligated as their mother to shield them from such unislamic misconduct. The youth of today are faced with enough challenges and fitna’s with the decay in today’s society, why would I expose them to this as well, when it can be easily avoided?. I am by no means a saint and have many faults too, I do however know where to draw the line when it comes to Islamic Jurisprudence.

In my opinion Islam and Imaan supersedes family tradition as well as the opinion of the family “elders”. Simply put, I refuse to conform, even though it might upset the people who condone these sinful misdemeanours solely because it “suits” them. I’d much easier accept being branded public enemy No.1.

Am I allowed to sever ties with my homosexual family member and her sister living in Zinaa.?

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Answered on January 1, 1970 12:00 am