This scripture is Infallible; a beacon for the righteous (Quran Al-baqra 2:2)
Family Life in Islam <ul><li>“ O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (one who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” (Qur'an 49:13) </li></ul><ul><li>Husband and Wife </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and Extended Family </li></ul>
Husband and Wife <ul><li>Adam & His wife </li></ul><ul><li>Rights and duties of spouses </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce & Widowhood </li></ul><ul><li>Polygamy </li></ul><ul><li>“ And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may live in tranquility with them, and He put love and mercy between you; Verily, in that are signs for people who reflect.” </li></ul><ul><li> (Quran 30:21) </li></ul>
Adam & His wife <ul><li>The Islamic story of Adam and his wife is found in several places in the Quran, for example : </li></ul><ul><li>" O Adam dwell with your wife in the Garden and enjoy as you wish but approach not this tree or you run into harm and transgression. Then Satan whispered to them in order to reveal to them their shame that was hidden from them and he said: 'Your Lord only forbade you this tree lest you become angels or such beings as live forever.' And he swore to them both that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought them to their fall: when they tasted the tree their shame became manifest to them and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: 'Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you that Satan was your avowed enemy?' They said: 'Our Lord we have wronged our own souls and if You forgive us not and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be lost' " (Quran 7:19-23). </li></ul><ul><li>The Quran places equal blame on both Adam and His wife for their mistake. Nowhere in the Quran can one find even the slightest hint that his wife tempted Adam to eat from the tree or even that she had eaten before him. Both committed a sin, both asked God for forgiveness, and both were forgiven by Allah. </li></ul>
Rights & Duties of spouses <ul><li>Rights of the Wife </li></ul><ul><li>to accept or reject any marriage proposal </li></ul><ul><li>to receive “MAHR”, a gift from the husband </li></ul><ul><li>to be treated with kindness and respect </li></ul><ul><li>to be provided with food, shelter, and clothing </li></ul><ul><li>to possess personal property, to acquire education and to seek employment </li></ul><ul><li>to be consulted before any major family decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Rights of the Husband </li></ul><ul><li>to be treated with kindness and respect </li></ul><ul><li>to have his property, secrets and privacy secured by his wife </li></ul><ul><li>to have the final say in major family decisions, after consultation </li></ul><ul><li>to marry up to four wives, If he can dealt justly? </li></ul>
Divorce & Widowhood <ul><li>Regarding divorce and widowhood in general, there is no stigma attached to divorce or widowhood in the Quran - Widows and divorcees have the freedom to marry whomever they choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Islam recognizes and allows divorce, but discourages it. The Quran offers Muslim married couples advice on how to save their marriage. If one of the partners is jeopardizing the matrimonial relationship, the other partner is advised by the Quran to do whatever possible and effective in order to save this sacred bond. But if a marriage has to end, then Islam allows the partners to separate peacefully and amicably. </li></ul><ul><li>“ When you divorce women and they fulfil their terms [three menstruation periods] either take them back on equitable terms or set them free on equitable terms; But do not take them back to injure them or to take undue advantage, If anyone does that, he wrongs his own soul. Do not treat Allah's signs as a jest" (Quran 2:231). </li></ul>
Polygamy <ul><li>The Quran, allowed polygamy, but also restricted it (see underline portion for clear understanding): </li></ul><ul><li>"If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with them , then only one " </li></ul><ul><li>(Quran 4:3 ). </li></ul>
Parents & Extended Family <ul><li>Status of Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>“ We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says ‘Oh my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favor which You have bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as You may approve.’” </li></ul><ul><li>(Quran 46:15 ) </li></ul>
Special status for Parents <ul><li>"And We have enjoined on man to be good to his parents: In difficulty upon difficulty did his mother bear him and in two years was his weaning. Show gratitude to Me and to your PARENTS " (Quran 31:14). </li></ul><ul><li>You shall worship GOD alone - do not associate anything with Him. You shall regard the PARENTS , the relatives, the orphans, the poor, the related neighbor, the unrelated neighbor, the close associate, the traveling alien, and your servants. GOD does not like the arrogant show-offs. (Quran 4:36) </li></ul><ul><li>O you who believe, you shall be absolutely equitable, and observe GOD, when you serve as witnesses, even against yourselves, or your PARENTS , or your relatives. Whether the accused is rich or poor, GOD takes care of both. Therefore, do not be biased by your personal wishes. If you deviate or disregard (this commandment), then GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do. (Quran 4:135) </li></ul>
Children <ul><li>“ Wealth and CHILDREN are the adornment of the life of this world” (Quran ‘Al-Kahf’:46) </li></ul><ul><li>“ And Allah has made for you spouses of your own kind and has made for you, from your wives, sons and grandsons , and has bestowed upon you good provisions.” (Quran ‘Al-Nahl’:72) </li></ul><ul><li>“ When news is brought to one of them of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens and he is filled with inward grief! With shame he hides himself from his people because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain her on (sufferance and) contempt or bury her in the dust? Ah! What an evil (choice) they decide on!” (Quran 16:58-59) </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>In the book of Allah (Al-Kitab), He mentioned 4 times in his </li></ul><ul><li>following Ayat (signs) in Surah Qamar (The Moon) (54) </li></ul><ul><li>54:17, 54:21, 54:32, 54:40 </li></ul><ul><li>And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)? </li></ul>
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