“Another of His signs is that He created spouses from among yourselves for you to live with in tranquility: He ordained love and kindness between you. There truly are signs in this for those who reflect.” (Rum, 21)
Marriage is arguably the most crucial step a person will take in his or her life. However, we find that we exert most of our efforts to ensure that trivial things like the wedding hall, food, or invitations will be perfect, while neglecting issues of far greater priority.
Please join us Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19 for a special workshop on the topic of marriage, delivered by the renowned scholar Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari, who will explore the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of marriage.
This workshop is open to brothers and sisters from all walks of life; married and unmarried. Refreshments will be provided and many books on the subject of marriage will be available for purchase at the book stall.
The following topics will be explored:
- What qualities to look for in a prospective spouse.
- How to go about searching for a spouse.
- Rules of interaction during engagement.
- Assisting your children in the process.
- Are forced marriages permissible? What about arranged marriages?
- Integrals of marriage.
- Recommended actions of marriage.
- How a nikah is conducted.
- What is the role of the wali?
- How to ensure your walima is sunna-compliant.
- Rules of interaction with one’s in-laws.
- Fiqh of sexual relations.
- Resolving marital disputes and conflicts.
- Providing children with an Islamic upbringing.
About the Speaker:
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a traditionally-trained Islamic scholar who has studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh in different parts of the world including the UK, Pakistan and Syria. His Shuyukh/teachers include his father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and others. He has received authorizations (ijazahs) in various Islamic disciplines including the six major collections of Hadith and the science of issuing religious verdicts (Fatwa). His authored works include: Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations, Elucidation of Forty Hadiths on Marriage, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam, The Issue of Shares and Simplified Rules of Zakat, and is widely known for providing answers to people’s everyday issues and comprehensive fiqh related articles; which can be found at his website www.daruliftaa.com
Friday, November 17 will be free of charge for all attendees. Refreshments will be sold after the program.
Fees for Saturday and Sunday are as follows. All fees include course material and refreshments.
Single Admission: $75
Couples Admission: $100
Student (High School/College) Admission: $40