Hadith on Family: Severing Kinship Prohibition in Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 5984
Narrated Jubair bin Mut`im: That he heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “The person who severs the bond of kinship will not enter Paradise.”

  • This Hadith (narration) from Sahih al-Bukhari 5984, as narrated by Jubair bin Mut’im, indicates that severing the bonds of kinship is a severe sin in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) clearly states that a person who severs the bond of kinship, meaning someone who cuts off their relationships with their relatives, will not be allowed to enter Paradise. In Islam, maintaining family ties and treating one’s relatives with kindness and respect is highly emphasized. It is considered a religious obligation for Muslims to maintain good relationships with their family members, especially parents, siblings, and close relatives. This Hadith serves as a reminder for Muslims to take care of their family relationships and not to break them off under any circumstances. Therefore, this Hadith conveys the importance of family ties in Islam and highlights the severity of severing them, which can result in the loss of eternal salvation in the Hereafter.