In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

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This Message Is For You
Author by:  Mahmoud Murad.
Original language:  English.
Publishing date:  15/07/1420H
ISBN:  9960-798-33-X

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The Family in Islam

            The family enjoys a high status in Islam. It is the core of the society, because a healthy family means a healthy society. Hence Allah, the Exalted, commands that parents be treated with gentleness and submissiveness, saying:� And your Rubb has commanded that you worship none but Him, and treat your parents with kindness. If one or both of them attain old age in your care, never say to them a word (suggesting) disgust, nor reproach them, but address them with reverent speech. And humble yourself out of mercy before them and supplicate: My Rubb be merciful to them even as they fostered me in my childhood.� [29]

            Next to the nuclear and immediate family come the kinfolk. The Messenger of Allah, peace be on him, said that Allah has promised to be kind to the person who treats his kindred with kindness, and to bar from His mercy the person who severs relations with his relatives.

[29]Qur'an (17:23).