Course Outline

Successful Marriage in Islam 

Week 1: Introduction and Overview

Date: 24th October 2019 

Speaker: Dr Salih Yucel 

“...He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection mawadah and mercy rahma..'(ar Rum, 30:21)  

Purpose of Marriage in Islam

What is the objective of marriage in Islam? How do we attain a blissful partnership that fulfills our holistic needs?

Join us as we embark on the study of marriage from intention to challenges (Imam al Ghazali) in this Divinely encouraged relationship for both this life and the next..


Week 2:  Choosing and getting to know a spouse

Date: 31st October 2019 

Speaker: Br Dawud Ilham 

And those who say: "Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqun (pious)" (Furqan, 25:74)

How to Choose a suitable spouse

What is the prophetic guidance on selecting a spouse that will enrich our lives in saadat addaryn in this world and the next?

Register and discuss services available through family, friends and community that facilitate ease in this path and the role of love in selection of your spouse.


Week 3: The engagement period and getting married 

Date: 7th August

Speaker: Shaykh Haisam Farache 

When supplicating for the newlywed, the Prophet ﷺ would say: Barak Allahu laka wa baraka alaik, wa jama'a bainakuma fi khair. "May Allah bless you and send blessings upon you, and bring goodness between you." (Tirmidhi, Sahih)

The engagement period and getting married

This week Sheikh Haisam will cover key issues in getting married, the wedding preparations, (mahr, the Imam's role, marriage contract etc) and the encouragement of the prophet ﷺ for the walimah. Q&A and case studies for discussion in each session.


Week 4: Rights and Responsibilities of husband and wife 

Date: 14th November 2019 

"And Allah has made for you your mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best." [Noble Quran 16:72]

Rights and Responsibilities of husband and wife 

This Thursday's session will continue with the rights and responsibilities for both the husband and wife according to Qur'an and sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ. Understand the concept of 'Qawama' in surah Nisa and explore the impact contemporary society has on traditional roles.


Week 5: The prophetic model for successful marriage

Date: 21st November 2019

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever Allah provides with a righteous wife, Allah has assisted him in half of his religion. Let him fear Allah regarding the second half.” (al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 992)

Speaker:  Ayesha Ahmed 

The prophetic model for successful marriage

How Allah-centric can our focus be when our relationships in contemporary society have been perpetuated by social media, customs and ever-changing culture. Explore in depth the wisdom and blessings of Allah (swt) and His gift of sakina, mawada and rahma for the blissful marriage. Renew your relationship with Allah (swt) and your spouse for saadat addaryn in both lives.  


UPCOMING PRESENTATION

Week 6: Why problems happen 

Date: 28th November 2019

Speaker: Deniz Dagli

O Humans revere your Guardian Lord, Who created you from a single person created of like nature its mate, and from this scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah through Whom you claim your mutual rights” (Quran 4:1).

Resolving differences and conflicts

Join us this Thursday for tips and strategies on resolving conflict.Apply the sunnah of the prophet ﷺ with in laws, raising children, customs, habits and in mindfulness to keep.your perspective.

Week 7: Resolving conflicts or differences

Date: 5th December 2019

Speaker: Calisha Bennett


Week 8: How to save your marriage

Date: 12th December 2019

Speaker: Rasheeka Matthews


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