Role of Worldview in Family Empowerment Plans: Proposed Islamic Integrated Framework


  • Abdelaziz Berghout International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)



Islamic Worldview, Family, Empowerment, Vicegerent, Offspring


This article investigates the urgency of developing an integrated Islamic framework for the orientation of family empowerment policies and plans in the context of Islamic societies. Literature has shown that the Islamic worldview ought to play a crucial role in designing family empowerment plans reflecting the Islamic context, value system, and objectives of the family. The article uses an analytical descriptive method to address the issue at hand. Among others, the article concludes that empowerment plans should revolve around the philosophy that the Islamic Family is entrusted by Allah to nurture responsible vicegerents who shall play vital roles in building balanced and prosperous societies. Hence, Muslim societies have been urged to enhance the roles of family and build balanced and productive families ensuring well-being and quality of life standards in line with Islamic Maqasid and values. There is a need to activate the Islamic worldview in shaping the family within the environment of Mawdah and Rahmah. This is to nurture the generation of vicegerent responsible offspring and contribute to sustainable societal development.

Author Biography

Abdelaziz Berghout, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Professor in the Department of Fundamental knowledge and Inter-disciplinary Studies, AHAS-IRKHS & Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM), International Islamic University Malaysia


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How to Cite

Berghout, A. (2022). Role of Worldview in Family Empowerment Plans: Proposed Islamic Integrated Framework. Journal of Islam in Asia (E-ISSN 2289-8077), 19(2), 316–346.



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