Islaam has meticulously defined the family structure. Islaam encourages the establishment of an (Islamic) household by legislating marriage and it promotes this by explaining that marriage is (an institution of) relaxation, tranquility and comfort to be enjoyed by both spouses. It elucidates that marriage is serene to the soul and [it is a means] to prolong life and until its final end.
“And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy.” [Al-Rum: 21]
“The women are a body cover, or screen, for you to enjoy the pleasure of living with them, and you are the same for them.” [Al-Baqrah: 187]
This is how the Qur’aan, in many verses, speaks about the establishment of an (Islamic) family; and this is done in various ways, as we have witnessed.