Fiqh of Marriage & Divorce
Instructor: Bilal Ismail
The quest to spend our life with a special someone is a journey every one of us aspires to embark on. It is precisely for this reason that the Sharīʿah has clarified to us so many of its principles and mannerisms, that we may lead a blessed, happy life with our true soul mate. Without this knowledge, marriage is devoid of the blessings of Islam. Similarly, to ensure that the Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood is preserved, the Sharīʿah has set down clear guidelines on the Prophetic etiquettes and rulings of divorce. Despite divorce being so rampant these days, most people hardly know anything about it.
In this course you will learn the fiqh of the entire marriage process. Some of the course highlights include:
- Qualities to look for in a spouse
- Manners of proposing to a prospective partner
- The rulings of Islam pertaining to the marriage contract, its conditions and invalidators
- Modern methods and types of marriage and their rulings in Islam
- Clear understanding about the rulings of illegal marriage, zina. How to deal with it's children out of wedlock
- Rulings pertaining to the Islamic manner of divorce and annulment (khulaʾ)
- Clear and detailed understanding of the aftermath of divorce, such as child custody
Nurture that love and build a blessed marriage by learning all you need to know about the rules and regulations of Marriage with AlKauthar's knockout course.
Kindly note that Children only 11 years and above will be allowed in.
Sheikh Bilal Ismail was born in Durban, South Africa. He is one of three siblings and comes from a religious traditional hanafi family.
He memorized the Qurʾan while studying at school and went on to complete high school in 1998. Sheikh Bilal then went on to do a diploma in Computer Science in 1999, as well as qualifying as a Microsoft certified systems engineer. He was accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah in 2001 where he completed his Diploma in Arabic followed by a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Sharīʿah.
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury says about him: "He was always one of the most studious people I have met and he never wasted time whilst in Madinah." Also: "Sheikh Bilal is a personal friend of mine and I would describe him to be a true student of knowledge - someone who speaks with knowledge and is of the highest adab and morals."
After graduating, he returned to South Africa where he had been teaching Fiqh and Tafsīr weekly classes in Durban since the summer of 2007 and says he is "still a student of knowledge - and will always be!"
Sheikh Bilal joins our academic team as an instructor and as the academic head of the Students Guild and has quickly become a favourite of AK students around the world.
You can listen to some of Sheikh Bilal's lectures here and watch some selected lectures below.
Avon Lecture Room
Bham - B15 2TT.
Parking is FREE at the North Car Park and South Car Park. North Car Park is closer to the venue and is accessed via Prichatts Rd, B15 2SB. Press the BUZZER at the barriers and tell security you are going to the Alkauthar seminar in Avon Room.
Directions to the University
Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s road and rail network, and is easily accessible from other parts of the country and beyond. The University’s main campus at Edgbaston, with its magnificent architecture, is a major landmark in Birmingham.
Numbers 61, 62 and 63 travel to the University’s Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses, while the 21 and 44 serve the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The services all run frequently from the city centre. There is a travel information office outside New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information. Maps can be found throughout the city centre indicating bus stop locations.
Once you are in the university campus. You can park at the North Car Park on Pritchatts Rd. It is FREE parking. The venue is in red shading marked R23 in the map.
Directions by other modes of transportation can be found below:
There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.
Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:
Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road. The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre
Approaching from the M42 north:
Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above Approaching from the south west:
Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW to join the A38
The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway
Approaching from the M40:
It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway
Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch). The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station.
There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the city centre.
Birmingham International Airport has direct flights from locations in the UK, as well as from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
The journey by taxi from the airport to the University takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes (journey time 90 seconds). Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).
If you are arriving at London, there is a frequent train service from London Euston railway station to New Street Station (journey time around 1 hour 30 minutes).
From Heathrow Airport. Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station. Alternatively, an Airbus runs from Heathrow Airport direct to Euston Station
From Gatwick Airport. Take the Airport Express train to Victoria Station and then the Underground or a taxi to Euston Station.
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1. Learn all about the rulings of marriage, the marriage proposal, the pillars of marriage and its details.
2. Learn all about the women that are forbidden to get married to and about their level of dependance on their walīs.
3. Learn in detail about the rulings of divorce and its intricacies.
4. Learn all about the ʿiddah and its rulings, and the khulaʾ and its rulings.
5. Clarify a number of misunderstandings regarding marriage and divorce laws in Islam.
6. Have a good idea about the rulings regarding some of the most important modern issues that plague our society in the matters of marriage and divorce.
7. Appreciate the comprehensive nature of our Sharīʿah.
1. Introduction to Marriage
2. The Rulings of Marriage
3. Choosing the right spouse
4. Making the proposal
5. Pillars of Marriage
6. The Women that are forbidden
7. The Walī
8. The Mahr (dowry)
9. Fiqh of Divorce
10. Nature of divorce in Islam
11. Pillars of Divorce
12. Types of Divorce
13. The ʿIddah (waiting period)
14. Annulment of marriage (khulaʾ)
15. The rights of custody