Unfortunately, our generation doesn’t see it necessary to bother about extended family. If they even know who their first cousins are, it’s a miracle. Going to funerals and weddings to help out is a matter of the past, and even visiting sick relatives at the hospital. It’s not about avoiding blame; it’s about being there for people when they need you, and the gratitude that results from it is overwhelming. I don’t remember most the people who attended my close relative’s wedding, but I remember everyone who was there in my grandmother’s funeral, and I will be eternally grateful for their unconditional help and support in those black and miserable days. Silat alra7im is an extremely important part of our religion and culture, and we need to remember that. Thank you for this post.