Why is Family Important in Islam

Saad Tasleem

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Why is it that many Muslim communities we see a young person taking care of the chores of the household to help their parents, another young person travels far every day to serve their grandfather and their grandmother, and yet another takes food every day to their uncle on the outskirts of the city. Why do we see the Muslim family so closely connected? And why do so many tries to communicate and maintain good relationships? Despite the absence of any material benefits? The answer to this is Islam. Islam has established laws and regulations for Muslims to help them manage their lives in all walks of life, and urges them to communicate and maintain good

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relationships. It has given the family a great deal of importance because the family is the first building block of the Muslim community, you will find many who are drawn towards Islam because of the great importance that Islam places on the status of the family, for example, the relationship of fathers with their children. In Islam, it is a man's responsibility to seriously consider that he is not only choosing a spouse, but also a mother for his children. Therefore, he should seek someone who would make a good mother for his children and help him in raising them in a beautiful way. On the other hand, in Islam, children are responsible for being good to their parents, as no one after

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God deserves more gratitude than one's parents. That is why God Almighty says in the Quran, your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and that you'd be good to your parents. If one or both of them reach old age in your care, do not say to them a single word of annoyance nor scold them, rather speak to them respectfully. Likewise, the marital relationship. The main components of this relationship are love, mercy, affection, and understanding. Each spouse must appreciate and recognize the abilities and needs of the other. A Muslim follows in the path of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. In his household he would mend his shoes, so his clothes and help with the

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household chores. Not only that he treated his wives with an incredible amount of love and respect. Islam has made the importance of these family ties part of the faith in order to establish strong Muslim families built on strong foundations so that they are not easily shaken by life's ups and downs.