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2. FAMILY LIFE Article(s)  
Introduction to The Family Life
The family is a human social group whose members are bound together by the bond of the blood ties and / or marital relationship.
1. The Meaning of Marriage
It is a commitment to life itself, to society, and to the dignified, meaningful survival of the human race. It is a commitment that married partners make to one another as well as to God.
2. The Permanence of Marriage
Because Islam considers marriage a very serious commitment, it has prescribed certain measures to make the marital bond as permanent as humanly possible.
3. The Husband – Wife Relationship
... kindness and equity, compassion and love, sympathy and consideration, patience and good will...
4. The Wife’s Rights: The Husband’s Obligations
... it is the husband’s duty to consort with his wife in an equitable and kind manner...
5. Components of Maintenance
Maintenance entails the wife’s incontestable right to lodging, clothing, nourishing, and general care and well-being. The wife’s residence must be adequate so as to provide her with the reasonable level of privacy, comfort, and independence...
6. Non-Material Rights
A husband is commanded by the law of God to treat his wife with equity, to respect her feelings, and to show her kindness and consideration.
7. The Wife’s Obligations: The Husband’s Rights
The main obligation of the wife as a partner in marital relationship is to contribute to the success and blissfulness of the marriage as much as possible.
8. The parent-child relationship
9. The Child’s Rights : The Parents Duties
... one of the most inalienable rights of the child in Islam is the right to life and equal life chances. Preservation of the child’s life is the third commandment in Islam...
10. The Child’s Duties: The Parents Rights
The parent-child relationship is complementary. Parent and child in Islam are bound together by mutual obligations and reciprocal commitments. But the age differential is sometimes so wide as to cause parents to grow physically weak and mentally feeble.
11. Other Aspects of the Family Life
Man is ordained by God to extend his utmost help and kindness to other family members and relations, to show them true feelings of love and care.

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