The family as an institution has lost its importance in the developed world. At the same time, the prevailing materialism in the educational system and the absence of strong community are problematic for muslim. Muslim families now face many challenges, both internal and external, and holding the family together and raising children in Islam are becoming increasingly daunting tasks. Muslim seen ill-equipped to withstand the strom of secularism and materialism and increasing numbers of Muslims think their family bonding is slipping and they are losing their children. However the problem lies in a poor understanding of Islam and contemporary life and, in some cases, in apathy. The book addresses the issues of marriage and family in a holistic way from an Islamic perspective. It is the resuly of an oft repeated on-line course on parenting offered by an internet based organisation, Witness Pioneer, and subsequently displayed on the salaam web page.