The Essence of the Holy Qur’an
FAMILY IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.”
(Al Quran, Rum, 30/21)
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
One of the most beautiful bounties of our Lord is family. The family embraces us the moment we open our eyes to the world. It protects and cherishes us. Family is a precious home that our Lord nourishes with His mercy and beautifies by bestowing children and pure sustenance. Family denotes finding peace and deeply feeling a sense of security. Family is where the value of affection, joy and zest increases by sharing. Family is a hearth and home of education where fidelity is blended with altruism, faith with benevolence, knowledge with wisdom, and love with respect. Family is our most precious treasure and indispensable wealth.
Mutual understanding must rule over families. Delight, sadness, fatigue and troubles must be shared. Helping each other and solidarity is of the essence for family members. Each individual in the family must act responsibly. Decisions must be made in consultation with each other. Individuals in the family must think of others more than themselves. Then the divine mercy will manifest itself, and fondness, love and attachment will become perpetual. Parents must treat both each other and their children with justness and fairness without discrimination of gender. Because each parent is responsible for the directive in this hadith, “Be afraid of Allah, and be just to your children.” Therefore, parents must act in line with their responsibilities and never neglect their children. This prophetic commination from our beloved Prophet must be heeded, “It is sufficient sin for a man that he neglects him whom he maintains.”
Then, let us protect our families commended by Our Lord and treat them with kid gloves. Let us come together with our parents, our spouses and our children, and appreciate the value of our family. Let us not forget that it is our primary duty to protect our families from all kinds of moral and material perils and threats.
Jobayer Al Mahmud