The more he forgets himself – giving himself to a cause or another person – the more human he is. And the more he is immersed and absorbed in something or someone other than himself the more he really becomes himself. [Victor Frankly, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Man’s search for ultimate meaning. Rider. 2011 p. 84]
The love of family, and having a loving family, are of the greatest blessings Allah can give us, in this world and in the next.
On Judgment Day, we are told that the righteous shall be handed their results in the right hand, and shall then, “Return to his family in happiness!” [Al-Inshiqaq 84:9]
The greatest blessing is to share great blessings with family and loved ones. So imagine: the best blessing of all, Paradise itself and the news that you have been admitted to it, is itself made sweeter and more joyous when you have your family to share the news and the blessings with! In other words, even the good news of Jannah becomes sweeter with a family!
Work on preserving and protecting your families, because good families require hard work and sacrifice and compromise and mercy and love and time, and always make Dua to Allah to grant you a blessed family.
May Allah grant us all a loving family that will help us in this world and share the blessings of the next!
We do not appreciate our families enough. We tend to favor friends over family. Do not forget the sacrifices they’ve made for you selflessly. – Mufti Ismail Menk
Pay attention to your loved ones!
If the woman does not marry in this life, Allah will marry her off in Paradise to the one she finds delight in. – Ibn Uthaymin
It is better for a woman to be married than to remain single, but it is better for her to be single than to be married to an oppressive, abusive man who makes her life an intolerable misery. – Mufti Ismail Menk