In an age when the institution of the family is being undermined by powerful & destructive forces, the family in the world of Islam continues to flourish vigorously. There has been no dearth of threats & challenges from within & without, but the record of the Muslim family remains as unique today as it has been in the past. It is demonstrating a built-in capacity not only to survive but to thrive & vivify. Is this an accident of social history or is there something unique in the basis & structure of the family in Islam? This booklet tries to explain the concept of marriage & family in Islam & their position in the structure of Islamic faith & culture.