Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatoulahi wa Barakatuhu.
Maintaining the ties of Kinship is such an important thing in Islam. It is so important that Allah (SWT) has made it a duty upon every Muslim. Allah (SWT) says:
“… and fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of ) the wombs (kinship)…”