There are many motives for the believer to put their homes in order:
1. Protecting oneself and the family from the fire of Hell, and keeping them safe from the Allah's punishment.
2. The great responsibility borne by the head of the household on the day of judgment.
3. The home is a safe haven to protect us from evils and keep one's own evils from people, it is a refuge prescribed by Islam at times of fitnah (tribulation). 4. The home shares a big part of the human life, and therefore maintaining a healthy home provides a good environment to spend the time in the worship of Allah, and refraining from wrongdoing.
5. The home is an essential part of building the strong blocks for the Muslim society.
Showing affection towards family members is one of the things that lead to creating an atmosphere of happiness and friendliness in the home. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to show his affection towards his wives, children and everyone around.
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) kissed al-Hasan ibn 'Ali, and al-Aqra' ibn Habis At-Tamimi was sitting with him.
Al-Aqra' said:'I have ten children and I have never kissed any one of them.' The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) looked at him and said: 'The one who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.’” Resist Bad Manners in The Home
Every member of the household is bound to have some bad characteristics, such as lying, backbiting, gossiping and so on. These bad characteristics have to be resisted and opposed. 'A'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: "If the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to know that one of his household had told a lie, he would try to ignore him until he repented." (Ahmad)
Shield Your Home Against Common or Hidden Evils
Beware of non-Mahram relatives entering upon women when their husbands are absent.
Men and women should sit separately during family visits.
Beware of the dangers of having male drivers and female servants in the house.
Beware of the dangers of TV.
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