Fatwa: # 30115
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: Canada
Date: 24th April 2019

Title

Joint family

Question

assalam-o-alikum,

       i want to sak that any is their any story of all prophets , life  or sahaba,s life or any hadith or ayat in quran which promotes the idea of joint family system(like living of cousins girls ,boys  and uncles in same house ).and brother in laws like this thank you

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The concept of joint family is not from the Shari’ah. It is a customary thing which in most cases contravenes the basic hijaab laws of Shari’ah. Islaam has greatly emphasized on shame and modesty and has closed all doors leading to shamelessness and immorality. The joint family system opens such doors. Nevertheless, if one wishes to live in a joint family, they should ensure that the laws of hijaab are maintained.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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