Kicking out a relative due to Kufr and sin

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Kicking out a relative due to Kufr and sin▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

? Question:

When the father of a married man passed away, he remained living in the same house with his unmarried brother even though this (unmarried) brother curses Allaah -Azza wa jalla- and is involved in homosexuality and drug abuse. His brother advised him on more than one occasion, but he didn’t accept the advise, so he (the married brother) kicked him out of the house, and he became homeless as a result. Their uncles censured him for this and told him to let his brother back in the house. What do you advice?

? Answer:

If his condition is as you’ve described; that he used to curse Allaah -‘Azza wa Jall- prior to that, then he has no share in the inheritance of their deceased father – including the house.

In any case, if it’s affirmed that he curses Allaah -‘Azza wa Jall- and he engages in these matters, then he doesn’t deserve to be housed unless he makes sincere repentance. As for allowing him to return while he remains in this state, then this shouldn’t happen, and we seek Allaah’s aid. This person is an evil and corruptive individual and he will corrupt your children (if he’s allowed back in). He doesn’t deserve to be housed so long as he remain in this condition.

Nonetheless, if allowing him to return to the house is going to have a positive effect on him and make him leave off these matters, then it’s better to allow him back in.


Translated by:

Abu Sulaymaan Khaalid Al-Haatimi

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