In this book, the author talks in detail about the importance of a family and expounds on the merits and demerits of the joint as well as the nuclear family.
The author also discusses the rights and duties of a person vis-a-vis his or her family, and finally concludes with a couple of sections on dealing with relatives and neighbors.
Islam is the Final religion and has the most ideal shari`ah (revealed law). An unbiased observer cannot help admiring the equilibrium which it has achieved balancing the demands of body and spirit, providing guidance concerning life in this world as well as teachings concerning life in the hereafter.
It is the Leading Light which brightly illuminates every turning in the highway of human life. It is the Perfect shari `ah which did not leave any human need uncared for.
In so far as family-life goes, we see that Islam has unraveled every problem of the family system with such dexterity that one has to accept that it could not be solved in a better way.
One cannot but register astonishment at the attitude adopted by some Christians writers. They seem to be suffering from an inferiority complex when they compare the Islamic shari `ah with their religion which has no shari `ah at all. Therefore, they try to imply that, that perfection of shari `ah is a “drawback” or that the moral standard of Islamic teachings is not as high as that of Christianity. In this book, the author talks in detail about the importance of a family and expounds on the merits and demerits of the joint as well as the nuclear family.
Title: Islamic Family Life
Author: Sayyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
Publisher: World Organization For Islamic Service
Pub. Date: 2012/03/20