Goodness in Return of Ill-Treatment
A man complained to Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) about his relatives. Imam (a.s.) said,
"Swallow your anger and behave nicely with your relatives."
The man said, "My relatives give me all sorts of troubles and there is hardly any cruelty they have not committed upon me."
The Imam (a.s.) told him,
"Do you also want to cut off relation with them? If you also become like them, then Allah will never have mercy for you."
Allama Majlisi (r.a.) says, "If one behaves kindly to the relatives who are bad, they would at one time or the other regret their behaviour.
Then the Mercy of Allah will be upon both of them. If the ill-behaved relatives do not rectify their ways then at least the Mercy of Allah will be upon the one who continues kindness to them (the relatives).
It is very clear to us that we must not sever relations even with those relatives who are unkind to us and who want to cut off the relationships.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) says:
"Do not sever relation with your kindered even if they cut off relations with you."
|Imam Mohammed Baqir (a.s.) : The Splitter of knowledge|
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) states:
"There are three sins whose punishment has to be borne in this world itself: The first is injustice, the second is breaking of relationships and the third is false oath."