Being angry with the mother for loving his nephews more than his children
Q: My mother loves my brothers' children more than mine because she does not like my wife. My wife has children, and that is why I cannot divorce her. I am upset with my mother for this reason. Please advise concerning this issue.
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If the situation is as you mentioned, that neither you nor your wife hurt your mother, but she is only motivated by her dislike for your wife, there is no harm on you in this. You do not have to divorce your wife for that reason, and you cannot begrudge your mother either. She is your mother and you have to be obedient to her and bear her harm to you, according to Allah's statement,
And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.
And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young."
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also stated in the Hadith narrated by
and Al-Hakim who ranked it as Sahih (authentic),
Obeying one's parents pleases Allah, while disobeying them displeases Allah.
(Part No. 25; Page No. 122) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.