32. How should one deal with partners and children of the family that are not of the same thoughts?
When the Prophet SAWA migrated from Mecca to Medina, Muslims also migrated with him, however some Muslims found themselves being opposed by their children and partners. And Ayah of the Qur’an was brought down that some of your partners and children are your enemy and that you should steer away from them. Some Muslims decided that even if their partners and children repent and migrate, they would no longer accept them. The completion of the Ayah continues to say:
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَٰجِكُمْ وَأَوْلَـٰدِكُمْ عَدُوًّا لَّكُمْ فَٱحْذَرُوهُمْ ۚ وَإِن تَعْفُوا۟ وَتَصْفَحُوا۟ وَتَغْفِرُوا۟ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
“O ye who believe! Truly, among your spouses and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”1.
- 1. Taghabun 64:14