With reference to the Prophet’s family, the Quran gives us this teaching, “Bear in mind all that is recited in your homes of the revelations of God and of hikmah (wisdom). God is all pervading and all aware.” (33:34). This is a role model for a believer’s family. This Quranic verse refers to the family of the Prophet in particular, and in general it gives the portrait of a believer’s family.
It means that the head of the family must be a prepared member of his family. He must be aware of the teachings of the Quran and Hadith. He must be able to apply these teachings on to the daily life of his family.
It is the duty of the head of the family to give Islamic training to his family. But this is not possible by simply making them hear the recitation of the Quran. The right way of training is that this task should be carried out in an applied way. That is, everyday in the family life there are occasions of different nature.
The head of the family should possess a spiritual character, because only then will he be successful in preventing other family members from adopting a material culture.