Meaning of hadith: Brother in law is death

Meaning of ḥadīth: Brother in law is death


(1) Please can you explain the meaning of the ḥadīth, “Brother in law is death.” Does this include the husband’s brother as well as sister’s husband?

(2) Is it correct to use this ḥadīth to justify preventing the sister’s husband from coming to the parent’s house? Some people use it in this manner whilst being relaxed about ḥijāb with the husband’s brother.

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