REDEFINING FAMILY WELL-BEING A REFLECION ON QUR’ANIC PRINCIPLES
Family life makes both man and woman complete. It is only when family members follow certain rules. Otherwise, mere appearance of male and female as living together may not ensure the most desirable happiness. The Qur’an outlines clear principles, which if observed sincerely, family well-being stands guaranteed. Some of those principles are: (1) Love and Compassion, (2) Moral Orientation of Family Members, (3) Refraining from Unlawful Livelihood, (4) Excellent Treatment, (5) Zero-Tolerance to Alcoholism and Gambling, (6) Total Abstinence from All Abominable Acts, and (7) Remembering Allah. An observation of family life today the world over may convince that family problems such as wife-husband clash of interests, parents-children conflict, inordinate stresses on one’s own rights, divergence over likings and dis-likings in the life, intolerance, speaking lies, and backbiting are obviously consequent upon ignorance of the universal principles of happy family life as prescribed in the Qur’an. The present paper will discuss the above-mentioned Qur’anic principles for maintaining happy family life.