Muslim family and Muslim homes: What should be kept in mind?
Islam has given multifaceted instructions to build homes and families as real abodes and shelters for peace. Through which it is possible to form an ideal and happy family. In the last episode, we have discussed some of the important characteristics of a Muslim home for the formation of an ideal Muslim family. The rest of the features are also discussed in this episode-
Recitation of the Quran for Muslim family
Reciting the Quran at home is a blessing for a Muslim family and an effective way to keep the house away from the devil. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Do not make your house a grave (without worshiping). Satan must flee from the house where Surah Al-Baqarah is recited.” (Muslim)
To keep the house free from sin and the instruments of sin
The ideal Muslim family will always be free from sins and the instruments of sin. Because the instrument of sin also encourages the work of sin. And sin destroys the order and peace of the home. Even if a good thing is misused, it should be kept away from home.
Abdur Rahman Hasan Janka (Rah) said, “Character must be corrected from the roots to put out the fire of separation and resentment between individuals and families. Because sinful people want to move away from family and relatives. Sin causes instability in him.”
To create decency and curtain atmosphere in the house
Islam has instructed both men and women of a Muslim family to behave in a dignified and elegant manner. However, since men are more attracted to women, women are instructed not to show their feminine beauty. Also, obscene clothing and behavior have been asked to be avoided. And instructed the man to lower his gaze. The Holy Qur’an says, “And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the display of the former times of ignorance.” (33:33)
But not just outside; On the contrary, Islam has instructed both men and women to live in a dignified manner even at home. In verses 31 and 56-59 of Surah Nur, it is instructed to wear modest clothes in front of the child who understands. At times when decency is lost (i.e., before Fajr, during the noon rest, and after Isha), adults are asked to take permission before entering the house.
The hospitality of a Muslim family
Every human being has more or fewer relatives. For this reason, relatives will also come as guests in the house. So it is important to always keep the necessary things in the collection for the guests. The Prophet (SAW) said, “One bed in the house is for a man, another bed is for his wife, a third is for a guest and a fourth (if unnecessary) is for Satan.” (Muslim)
Not to compete in house building
In the eyes of Islam, it is not at all desirable to compete in the construction of houses and buildings. When Gabriel asked about the signs of the Resurrection, the Prophet (SAW) said to him, “The slave-girl will give birth to her master (i.e. girl will disobey her mother); And you will see that the bare-legged and bare-bodied shepherds will be proud of each other by building tall palaces.” (Muslim)
Not to be alone in the house with other men and women
It is forbidden for men and women to live together in solitude in the same house. The Prophet (SAW) said, “When a man is alone with a woman, Satan joins them as the third person.” (Tirmidhi)
Spacious house of a Muslim family
The living room should be spacious and large in proportion to the need. The Prophet (SAW) said, “There are four things of good fortune – a chaste wife, a spacious house, a virtuous neighbor, and a comfortable vehicle.”
Another hadith says, “The good news is for the person who has been able to control his tongue, make the house spacious (habitable) and weep (for fear of Allah) for his sins.