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Family mismanagement and its repercussions on the society: Islamic law approach to efface the menace

Kumo, Aishatu Abubakar and Shah Haneef, Sayed Sikandar and Zakariyah, Luqman (2018) Family mismanagement and its repercussions on the society: Islamic law approach to efface the menace. The Islamic Quarterly, 62 (1). pp. 151-168. ISSN 002-1842

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Abstract

From the Islamic point of view, firmly rooting the Islamic principles of family makes the social structure of the society become solidified. But when the unified bond becomes watery, the society begins to tumble. The glaring western system has encroached into the Muslims family whereby the actual Islamic practices of handling the family are neglected. The objectives stipulated by the Creator for the wellbeing of the individual is the family, based upon the relationship between a man and a woman. The concept of good governance is in discharging trust and justice, accountability and transparency. The duties of spouse toward each other and their children should be discharge diligently. While Western advocacy social justice and progress for women has its merits but if followed uncritically, would prove disastrous to the family. Thus, the social advancement of women cannot be at the detriment of the husband and the children. The contemporary world is witnessing a changing of roles within the family where female are becoming the bread winners of the family. Islam is not against economic progress of women, but the exchange in duties, or over-burdening the women with more responsibilities will lead to disruptions, inefficiency and rejection of the natural distributions of labour. Therefore, as Muslim Ummah is characterized with the quality of being ‘moderate’ or justly balanced, the desire for worldly pursuit and ‘modernity’ or ‘progressiveness’ should not be the priority of any Muslim, neither should the gold without glitter of the non-Muslims attract or distract the Muslim from the specious diamond at his disposal.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5523/67622
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family; Modernity; Duties; Efficiency and Accountability.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.2 Benevolent work. Social work. Welfare work, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173 Islamic sociology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.63 Islam and civil society
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Luqman Zakariyah
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 17:25
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 17:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67622

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