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The family is the foundation of Islamic society.

The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. It is quite common in the Muslim community to find large, extended families living together; providing comfort, security and support to one another.

Parents are greatly respected in the Islamic tradition. Mothers, in particular are greatly honored. God says in the Qur'an: "And we have enjoined upon man to be good to his parents. With difficulty upon difficultly did his mother bear him, and wean him for two years. Show gratitude to Me and to your parents; to Me is your final goal!" (Qur'an 31:14)

Nuclear and extended families of modern society are supported by the high status of familial relations in Islam. Families are a safe haven and a source of protection, hence Muslim families are defined as, the establishment of a safe social relationship on the basis of mutual respect, protection of rights and duties of its members, consideration of morality and generosity, a key role in safeguarding its members consolidation, fluency and stability (Sayyid Jalal Mir Aqaiee). Parents and Grandparents are to be shown respect in the Muslim family, and the children are to be a source of strength in old age. The Quran teaches, Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that [you show] kindness to parents. Should one or both of them attain to old age with you, Say not Fie unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gr acious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little. Your Lord is best aware of what is in yourselves. If you are righteous, then Lo! He was ever forgiving unto those who turn unto Him (17: 23-25). Children in the Muslim Family, similarly, have rights too. The Quran teaches, Upon death, mans deeds will (definitely) stop except for three deeds, namely, a continuous charitable fund; endowment or goodwill; knowledge left for people to benefit from; and pious righteous and God-fearing children who continuously prays Allah, the Almighty, for the soul of his parents. The Prophet (PBUH) said that children are to be looked after by their parents; have a right to education; a right to food, shelter and clothing; and to be protected and secured. Prophet Muhammad also said: Be fair and just in terms of the gifts you offer your children. If I was to give preference to any (gender over the other) I would have preferred females over males (in terms of giving gifts).

Relationships add a lot of color and support to life. Sweet and worthy relations make life worth living. In times of need, after Allah almighty, you may look towards your relatives for help. There is always great expectation and hope that is associated with the relatives. Blood relations,

especially, are very important. Your brother and sisters spend a great part of their lives with you they share happiness as well as sadness with each other. This is the reason why your love and attachment towards your relatives is always very strong. For this reason Islam, has allotted special rights to the relatives so that the expectations associated with such relations can be fulfilled in a better sense. Islam has very strict laws in relation to the interaction with relatives. It is regarded as an act of corruption if a person cuts off his contacts with any of his relations. It has been made compulsory to help the needy relations at the time of their requirements and a person should always stay kind to his relatives. A Muslim needs to fear Allah in his dealings with the relatives. He will be accountable on the Day of Judgment in front of Allah almighty in relation to the treatment which he had maintained with his closed ones. Cutting of relationships for any kind of reason is a deed that is just not acceptable in the eyes of Allah almighty at any cost. The blood relations have been made by Allah himself and a person has got no authority to modify or cut off from relations that were made in place by Allah. Being loyal and kind towards your relations is very important because Allah almighty highly dislikes the act in which a person cuts of from his relations.