A Woman’s Guide to Raising a Family
In A Woman’s Guide to Raising a Family, Shaykh, al-‘Allamah Salih Al Fawzan stated:
The rulings and regulations of Islam have come to organize the family and to protect it from breaking up, like the rulings of marriage and divorce, polygyny, the rights of the fathers and mothers, and there are many other examples besides this. All of these guidelines indicate the primary station that Islam has given to the family. This is because it is the place where generations are raised and cultivated, and the future of this nation depends upon the condition of the family.
Indeed the woman is the backbone of the family, as is said:
“Behind every great person there is a woman in whose home they were raised.”
“Indeed the work the woman within the home, although some think that it is insignificant, is great. There are many aspects of this that require expertise and it requires things that are essential (for running) a country. It requires knowledge and foresight, it needs precision, and it requires administration. It is in need of economics, and it requires tenderness and sensitivity, and it is in need of lofty values and principles.”