About The Course
Al Balagh Academy is offering an exclusive online course on Islamic Guide to a Successful Marriage to explore contemporary issues related to marriage from an Islamic perspective. Healthy Muslim Marriage The course will present the Islamic, Fiqhi and psychological perspectives on healthy married relationships and the tested and effective tools suggested by relationship experts in the light of contemporary studies.
The course will equip you with the right tools and information to build and enjoy a happier, healthier marriage. It will guide you on how to cope with the emotional and challenging situations faced by married couples in the light of the Quran and Sunnah.
The course will examine Islamic perspectives and rulings related to marriage and family life, preparation for marriage, what to look for in a spouse, the marriage contract (nikah), building a successful relationship, romance and etiquette, and in-laws, and dealing with marital problems in detail. We will explore the essential Islamic rulings (fiqh) related to marriage, sexual intimacy, financial responsibility (Nafaqah) and divorce in a simplified manner. It will also assess the mental health issues, family conflict & domestic abuse, an overview of addictive behaviours, communication problems, trust, jealousy and infidelity issues within a marriage and conflict resolutions to equip the students with the benefits of psychological research and guide them to apply in real life.
The course can be a marriage guide for every young Muslim (especially in the West) wanting to get married, newly married, and even those married for some time. It is designed for those contemplating marriage to transition into the next phase of their relationship and married couples struggling to make their marriage work but want to avoid divorce.
Delivered by highly experienced Sharia scholars, this course presents the Islamic perspective along with spiritual and marital-counselling practice and Islamic understanding of this vital subject. The course modules range from finding a partner and dealing with in-laws to developing spousal intimacy and an unfortunate divorce.
Dr. Hasan Awan
Shaykh G.Hussein Rassool
(Director of Studies, Department of Islamic Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling)
Shaykh Mustaqeem Shah
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK )
Mufti Amjad Muhammed
(Sharīʿa consultant, Wifaqul ulama, UK)
Ustadah Bela Khan
(Life Coach, author, Senior Lecturer of Psychology, IOU)
16 Live Online Sessions
Duration : 6 months
Saturday, 02:00 PM - 3:30 PM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Access to Mobile App
Starts on 19th March 2022
Pay in Full:
(Considering the prevalent situation due to COVID-19, we are providing Upto 30% scholarship on this Course)
Pay In 6 Installments:
£13.99 £11.67 per month
20th May 2022
Al Balagh Scholarship
AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.
Why Marriage is Important for You
How to Select the Right Spouse
Why are Parents and Family Important in Marriage
What about Islamic ‘Dating’ and ‘Arranged’ Marriages
How to Plan a Life ‘Together’
What are my Biggest Obstacles
How to Show Love and Affection
Planning a Family
Common Causes of Break-Ups
How to Make Up
Fiqh of Divorce
The Rights and Responsibilities of Spouses
Coping After Separation
Polygyny in the Contemporary Era
Being a Single Parent
Giving Marriage another Go
A good marriage is the foundation of any family structure. If a marriage is healthy, then there is some assurance that such a family will cope better with the many challenges that society throws. Children will be happier and more able, there will be a happy and loving environment that will grow a healthy culture for all. Most importantly, a good marriage makes a good family, which is what makes a good society.
Marriage is ultimately a legal and Islamic practice; at the same time, it is a custom between cultural realities and social contexts. While Islamic Fiqh offers us boundaries on the regulations and rules governing marriage, the cultural and social changes shape a healthy married relationship and help maintain a life-long functional partnership.
Al Balagh Academy’s Islamic Guide to a Successful Marriage online course will combine all the fundamental secrets that make a marriage work coupled with the Fiqhi and psychological perspective and a marriage framework comprising years of real educational and practical experience of dealing with issues of Islamic marriage in the contemporary era, particularly regarding Muslims living in the West. The course will focus on the lived reality of marriage and the family dynamics, far from people’s simplistic interpretation and understanding of marriage’s legal rights and responsibilities.
In an era where divorce is way too familiar, this course brings forward real-life case studies that will help students to see marriage for what it is, i.e., a complex and multi-faceted relationship that requires commitment and continuous involvement. At times, marriage is beautiful and fulfilling, and at others, it is challenging, and in both, we have to keep the boat sailing.
This course will discuss domestic violence, infertility and holistic medical solutions, marital breakdown, divorce, and subsequent custody and spousal support issues. Overall, it voices the various positive and negative experiences in a marriage without glossing out the painful aspects.
This course aims to:
- Analyse the dynamics in maintaining a healthy Muslim marriage.
- Learn how to develop your relationship withstanding all the challenges of society.
- Examine how to sustain love and spirituality with your partner.
- Offer anecdotal experiences along with cultural discussions and the necessary Islamic legal explanation.
- Provide real-life case scenarios to make it relatable, especially in the West.
- Suggest practical solutions to the multiple emotional and mental challenges arising in any marriage.