Family relationships are the most crucial relationships that you will be in. The relationship between parents, siblings, elders, and the opposite sex all have to be dealt in respective fashion. Islam values one’s respect so much so, that it also goes in detail with your dealings with your own neighbour, and their rights over you.
On the flip side, we also know that there are relationships that exist outside of marriage. We recognize that most know that they shouldn’t be involved in one, yet they find themselves in one anyways. Questions often ponder in their head and are reasons why they start to talk to us. “How certain do we believe this will turn to marriage? Are you doing the right thing? She will marry me, right?”
THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
Through the Quran, you are reminded of the relationships and advices given by wise men. Through the stories of Luqman and his son, or the relationship of Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) and his brothers, valuable lessons can be learned. We also know that advice that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has given to those who have the ability to marry. Yet, as parents, we feel that the potential partner doesn’t have the right job or caste, yet we still object a relationship outside of marriage. Why the double standard? We discuss in making both views see eye to eye and what’s best in an Islamic perspective.