Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Humanities-Islamic Higher Education Complex, Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran


SUBJECT AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims at identifying the rights of family members based on religious sources and the impact of their observance on strengthening family bonds.
METHOD AND FINDING: Using a descriptive-analytic methodology, this paper deduces the rights of family members and the impact of their observance on strengthening family bonds from family-related verses and traditions. The study shows that One of the factors responsible for stability, peacefulness and efficiency of a family is the respect its members show for each other’s rights. Most inconsistencies that jeopardize the familial efficiency are rooted in spouses not respecting each other’s rights and not giving honest appreciation to each other. Religious sources have considered rights for each one of family members including husband, wife, child, father and mother. Parallel to these rights, they have placed duties on each one of family members. Based on religious sources, it is the observance of rights together with performing duties that strengthen family bonds.
CONCLUSION: One of the things that prevents family atmosphere from becoming cold saves family bonds from shattering is the couples' knowledge of their spousal rights, duties and obligations as well as the transparency of the mandatory and non-mandatory limits and expectations. That is, if, from the outset, the husband and wife are well aware of each other's rights and those of their children and set their expectations based on this knowledge, the family will be efficient.


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First of all, I thank God Almighty for giving me this opportunity to write this paper, and then this paper is dedicated to the pure soul of my late master, Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, who taught me how to live a pure life and brought me the best way of Scientific life.

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