Here is what you can do to preserve Islamic values in your Muslim family?
Muslim families are on the brink of collapse today. Following Western customs in family life may not be a good example at all. In such times we need to preserve our Islamic values. Their family life means betrayal in marriage. That part of the world witnesses high divorce rate, large scale marriage breakdown, separations. It leads to broken homes, alcoholism, drug addiction, libertinism and much more. Those who blindly follow the Western model exploit women in such a way that later women are used only for their sexual purposes.
Importance of marriage and Islamic values
The only solution to the plight of Muslim families is to awaken the family values enshrined in Islam. Islam builds the family on the basis of strong bonds, the continuation of which is protection, security, mutual love and intimacy in the Muslim family.
In order to strengthen the family base, Islam not only recognizes marriage, but also places great emphasis on it. Because marriage is a halal way to meet human biological needs while maintaining decency and morality.
Marriage and family life are central point in the Islamic system. There are many verses in the holy Qur’an and in many hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) marriage has been declared as a moral protection and a religious-social commitment.
Aim of the Muslim family
One of the main goals of a Muslim family is to worship Allah. Because marriage is considered as one of the helpers of worship. Family responsibilities do not exist only between husband and wife or only between children or grandchildren. Rather, it is a collective responsibility placed on everyone.
“As you sow, so will you reap”. It is essential to develop Islamic values in a Muslim family and to cultivate and nurture them. So our likes and dislikes, our ideas about good and bad, discipline and chaos, etc. must be in accordance with the Sunnah of Prophet (peace be upon him). Because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“None of you can be a perfect believer unless the desires of his heart are in harmony with the religion I have brought.”
It applies to personal habits, clothing, food, etc. In order to preserve and maintain a Muslim family, every member must be determined to belong to the Muslim Ummah.
The need for family ties to be further strengthened
The family is not an individual entity; It is an integral part of social relationships and therefore family ties need to be further strengthened. A Muslim family must be socialized with other Muslim families. Parents and children must refrain from socializing with corrupt people and in a sick environment. At the same time they must look for a better alternative. And there can be no better alternative than befriending devout Muslims.
These are some ways to promote and preserve the Muslim family.
Finally, I sincerely call on my Muslim brothers and sisters to be more aware and creative about Islamic guidelines.
Educated Muslims must show the practical application of Islamic consciousness. Only then will Islamic values be awakened throughout the society.