Misunderstandings and Conflicts
Islam is aware that philosophical theories alone do not pave the road to a better life. It is the practical laws and codes which bring the peace in a household. Ethical sermons can be of no benefit to common man if they are not firmly based on common-sense and are not within his easy grasp.
The ideal of Islamic marriage is one in which both parties have mutual love and respect and each consciously honours the rights of the other.
But this world is not made of only pious and understanding people. There are many hardhearted men and women in this world; they do not care for the damage done to Islamic society by their misbehaviour and their flaunting the ideals of the Islamic shari `ah. Therefore, it was necessary to frame some rules to correct their behaviour.
The main cause of the conflict is the negligence of one's duties towards the other. This negligence can be either from the husband's side, or from the wife's side, or from both sides.
Islam has laid down clear rules for each of these situations.
Adopted from the book: "The Family Life of Islam" by: "Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizivi"
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