Who are those from my relatives with whom it is obligatory upon me to maintain ties of kinship?
I stopped speaking to my older brother for a period of years, and that was [only] to avoid problems – so what is the ruling regarding that? And is what I did correct?
We have an elderly grandfather who is particularly ill mannered. And we fear Allaah if we were to leave him to sit by himself, and yet if we sit with him, he is very obscene in his speech – something which is not befitting of someone of his age!
[It was then that] her dealings with me began to change, and her love [towards me] changed to dislike, and my life with her became very difficult.