Family System in Islam By Dr. Zeenath Kausar
Title of the book is “Family System in Islam” Written by. Zeenath Kausar. Islam on Sexuality, Reproduction and Family System, this book was submitted to the International Conference of NGOs Seoul, Korea in October 1999. Zeenath.
As the title of the book suggests, Dr. Zeenath Kausar has attempted to present the Islamic perspective on the sexuality, reproduction and family system.
Family values play an important role from the Islamic point of view. Islam seeks to create a durable foundation for a relationship within the family, which is the building block of society. When each of these blocks in firmly placed, the social structure of the society rests on a strong foundation. Where the cohesive bond gets diluted, the society begins to tumble.
The Western society presents a glaring example of this phenomenon. The growing number of single-parent families in the wake of rampant divorces has had a situation in which uninhibited sex has culminated in the outbreak of AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases.
An important factor for the breakdown of marriages the Wes is the fact that marital relations in Western societies are governed by material considerations, such as wealth, beauty or fame. These are ephemeral values doomed to self-erosion in the course of time. When that happens, the fragile relationship gets swerved and the marriage ends in divorce.
By contrast, marital ties in the Muslim society are on firmer ground. Families seeking alliances, also looking for partners with a strong moral character, among other things. Thus, if the married couple gets a bit bumpy, they still pull on the right to bring them up properly.
Let me conclude with these words of wisdom Caliph Umar (Radiyallahu anhu), once a man is his advice on divorcing his wife. When Caliph Umar (r. A) retorted: “Are families built upon love alone?” What about inter-family relations and the shared life with their children?
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