Monday, May 14, 2012

Family System in Islam :: FREE PDF

Family System in Islam By Dr. Zeenath Kausar

Title name of the book is “Family System in Islam” Written by Dr. Zeenath Kausar. Islam on Sexuality,Reproduction and Family System, thisbook was presented to theInternational Conference of NGOs Seoul, Korea in October 1999 by Dr. Zeenath.

As the title of the book suggests, Dr. Zeenath Kausar has attempted to present the Islamic perspective on sexuality, reproduction and family system.
Family values play an important role from the Islamic point of view. Islam seeks to create durable bases for relationship within the family, which is the building block of a 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 created 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 in 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 look for partners with a strong moral character, among other things. Thus if the married life of a couple becomes a bit bumpy, they still pull on for the sake of their children to whom they owe a religious obligation to bring up properly.

Let me conclude with these words of wisdom from Caliph Umar (Radiyallahu anhu), once a man sought his advice on divorcing his wife. When Caliph Umar asked him for the reason, the man replied: “I’m no more in love with her.” Whereupon, Caliph Umar (r.a) retorted: “Are families built upon love alone? What about inter-family relationship and the shared life with their children?”
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