The Dying Tradition of Family Dialogic : an Exploration of Islamic Teachings and Family Disconnect

An Exploration of Islamic Teachings and Family Disconnect

  • Saleha Nazeer Ms. Iram Iqbal Punjab University, French Department
Keywords: Disconnect; Family dialogic; Shari’ah; Societal progress;  Tradition;

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of family dialogic as an important tool of cultural pedagogy in Islamic society. We intend to focus upon the main aspects of training of youth through the traditional dialogue within family while focusing upon the Islamic teachings in this regard.  The central hypothesis enquires whether the family dialogic has lost its pedagogical dimensions. Has the contemporary dialogue within a family preserved its fundamental role of training the youth in a persistent yet discrete manner? How does the family dialogic serve to build the contemporary society? Does it provide enough motivation among the family members, stimulating the need for quest, research and knowledge on one hand and, help them abstain from immoral and unethical social acts, on the other? How does the personality of an individual reflect the impact of family dialogic in professional and social surroundings? How the family dialogic influences, builds and leads towards the societal progress especially in the current 21st century? The present enquiry is based on the presence of a disconnect of family dialogic on two levels: the individual, and the society at large. This study determines the role of family dialogic in educating the youth and inculcating Islamic cultural values and morals through the possible four generations: inheriting traditions from grandparents to parents and through our children to grand children, preparing them to counter the ever growing challenges in the paradigm of contemporary society.

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Published
2021-06-28