Family

A well-balanced and healthy family is the foundation of an effective and successful society; this is where each individual finds the opportunity to find out his potentials and paves the way for future successes and achievements. Islam, by defining the role and responsibilities of each family member and illustrating a perfect family before our eyes, has fully provided the proper atmosphere for every human being to flourish his/her abilities and ultimately find his/her way toward Allah.

Instruction for middle childhood (8 to 14 years old) Middle childhood is the most decisive period of life. It is a time when children develop fundamental skills for building healthy social relationships and learn roles that will make them ready...

Naming (At birth) Having a worthy name is one of the important rights of children. This is because a good name have an effect on the one's mind. A child hears his name day and night; and consequently, meaning of that name unconsciously...

The respectability of human rights begins with the way that a society treats its children. Children's rights in Islam are not separated from human rights because children are the future generation.

How to maintain family ties? Silatur-Rahim is not limited to visiting relatives, but also includes trying to satisfy their needs and strengthening emotional bonds with them. This depends of course on the situation of each member of the family;...

Almost all religions have recommended the maintenance of family ties, but Islam has taken it to unprecedented heights. Various Qur'anic verses and narrations (Hadiths) have emphasized maintaining the bonds of kinship (called Silatur-Rahim in...

Islamic restrictions on the law of Polygamy As stated in the first part, Islam brought about reforms in the customs previous nations, including Arabs, had in practicing polygamy: Limitation The first reform Islam enforced was the restriction it...

Introduction Today, one of the Islamic regulations that is the cause of many prejudgments about Islam in western countries is the law of polygamy. This practice refers to a form of marriage that allows a man to have two, three or four wives at...

Imam Sajjad (AS) enumerates the rights of  parents in Islam, specifically the mother in ‘Treatise On Rights (Risalat al-Huquq)’, based on her efforts, such as how she withstood the difficulties during the pregnancy,...

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Although we keep hearing and reading criticisms about people who live a routine life with no specific changes, there are still not many people who experience huge changes in their lives. Most...

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Mothers in Islam are held in very high esteem. How a Muslim should treat their parents, especially the mother, is underlined in the Quran and Hadiths [i]. Several verses in the Quran emphasize the...