The sincere and well meant intention of maintaining ties for the sake of kinship and knowing you will make your relative happy despite the financial cost or time involved will make your efforts of attending a function worthwhile, which Allah makes worth your while in this world and in the hereafter.
Mufti Abdur Rahman relates a story of a man who had a hefty mortgage on his home and wanted to get out of interest based repayments but did’t earn enough. He prayed to Allah in the month of Ramadan to relieve him of his debt with astounding results.
The extreme power of Allah (swt) is highlighted and we are reminded of Allah’s ongoing help throughout our existence to powerful effect. Mufti Abdur Rahman provides an explanation of the divine saying “I am as My servant thinks of me” to provide profound insight and understanding of how we can gain Allah’s maximum help.