What is holy for families?

What is spoken most in family is its most holy. Family life is the special place where people express themselves in the most comfortable way, and show their true personalities by leaving the business stuff and all the roles aside. Family life, from this aspect, is an environment where truth is lived and spoken. Therefore, the interests, concerns, conversations, agendas, plans, programs, sorrows, joys of the family members are shaped according to this environment. What sets our agenda in our house? As family members coming together in evenings, what do…

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The Role of the Family in Constructing Society

The family as a building-block of society seems so fragile nowadays. A society whose families are not based on spiritual values is vulnerable in the face of upcoming crises. Human beings are born into the arms of their parents and for their survival they are in need of the society of which their parents are a part. That’s why the smallest unit that forms and represents the society is not an individual but rather a family. The family is the core of the society, it is what makes the society…

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Family for Social and Economic Security in Morocco

Prof. Khadija Moufıd The Concept of the Family The definition of the family that we adhere to is the one of which the concept was unanimously adopted at the conference of Doha by experts, representatives of the three religions, and specialized sociologists and psychologists: i.e., as a marriage-based institution uniting man and woman, and their children, with the kinship and taboo relations it entails and which involves grandfathers and uncles on both the mother’s and the father’s side. It is this latter institution that was scientifically proven and established as…

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Women and Family in Risala-i Nur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi established a spiritual university in Anatolia and in order to enroll at this university he demanded four essences which are impotence (ajz), poorness (faqr), compassion (shafqah), and contemplation (tafakkur). Regarding compassion as the major principal in tabligh (delivering the message of Islam), Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also regarded women as the privileged and inherent students of this university by giving them the title of “compassion heroines”. Bediuzzaman Said Nursi along with offering his treatises for the benefit of humanity without differentiating women or men, he also wrote a…

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The Family Structure in the Balkans

Muslims of the Balkans The topic of this article is Muslim family in the Balkans with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the purposes of this article the term Balkans will be used to denote this region, although due to negative connotations that this term gained throughout the years the term Southeast Europe has become increasingly popular. Sometimes the term Western Balkans is used as well. Each of these terms for the most of the world include, with certain alternations, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia,…

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Muslim Family in North Caucasus

The North Caucasus is a very specific region of Russia. For almost twenty years there has been going on a so-called anti-terrorist operation, as a result, the republic of Chechnya has been virtually destroyed, more than a thousand civilians have been killed. Nowadays Grozny – The capital of Chechnya – is practically rebuilt, the republic has returned to peace and tranquillity. But alas there are certain damages that are impossible to recover so quickly. Because the war has not only ravaged towns and killed people, it has also sown corruption…

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American Muslim Family: Perception, Challenges and Solutions

In this article, I will present a summary description of the ‘American Muslim Family Structure’, its evaluation, examination and re-examination. Because all indications are that the family structure is weakening, even disintegrating in America and elsewhere. Professor Khurshid Ahmad explains that we are living in a period of cultural crisis. It seems as if the very foundations of contemporary society are being threatened from within and without. The family, as a basic and most sensitive institution of culture, is being undermined by powerful and destructive forces. As Zakaria Basher asserts…

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The UNIW Holds International Family Conference in Indonesia

UNIW held International Family Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. 150 NGOs representatives, scholars, academicians and bureaucrats from 15 countries participated in the conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Family Issues in the Islamic World: An Overview”. Final decleration of the conference presented important topics to the attention of world public opinion. Some of them are as follows: Family is the most important institution, which has got no alternative, for healthy individuals and society. We expect that this importance accepted by all the ancient religions and cultures is realized today, too; and…

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She is Mine…

“…Give glad tidings to the steadfast, (Surah Baqara; 155) Who say, when a misfortune strikes them: ‘Lo! we are Allah’s and lo! unto Him we are returning.’” (Surah Baqara; 156) “And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that ye might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who reflect.”  (Surah Rum; 21) “Losing a life… Losing an angel… So many plans they had… Future plans together… but now life seems to be…

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