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Brother in law right to interfere.

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We are 4 bros elder two of them got married, and two sis got married. We use to take decisions collectively. Now for 4 years our elder bro-in-law Interfiors in our decisions the small decision about family, not about property issues , putting my sister after him or taking her pretext.

He wants himself to consider him as a member of the family and as he is elder bro-in-law from all us, want himself to treat him as elder person and must involve in every small decisions , moreover my elder brother prefers him as our bro-in-law is cousin of my brother`s wife.


As I think that how we maintains our family is upon on us I dont, deny that he is our bro-in-law I am ready to serve him whenever he comes , but he should not intefior in our family issues. Thus he has the right to intefior are not .

please explain me in Islams vision.


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Brother in law right to interfere

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Your Question: Thus he has the right to intefior are not. please explain me in Islams vision.

A brother-in-law, regardless of his superiority in age or wisdom or anything else for that matter, is neither the guardian of the family of his spouse, nor has the inherent right to interfere in the decisions made by the family of his spouse, especially if his opinion and wisdom is not sought by the family members of his spouse.


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