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The Muslim Marriage Course
Sun 30 April 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
This course is intended for people who are married, whether recently married or married for years. Whether they are happily married or are having marital problems. Engaged couples and single Muslims can also attend
For many years you may have heard general talks on marriage, however, marriages are still falling apart. In the UK the highest divorce rate is amongst the late 20’s category and the average marriage lasts 11 years. The Muslim community has also seen a surge in divorces in recent times. Imams and community leaders up and down the country are complaining at the alarming rates of divorce in the community.
Marriage is a very significant part of a Muslim’s life so it is with great wonder why happy marriages seem to be the exception rather than the norm. Marriages can be very fruitful and offer a lot if only we understood how to gain the most out of them. Marriage requires effort and hard work. People can often not realise the extent of their marital problems until it is too late to save them. The time has come to explore marriage in more deeper and meaningful way in the light of Islamic principles.
This course promises to be a real eye opener!
This course is essential for anyone who strives for a happy and successful marriage.
The course has been put together by a specialist in Islamic family law who deals with marital problems in the Muslim community. Thus, this course combines sound scholarly knowledge and advice with real life practical experience, making it very unique and effective.
Some of the topics covered:
Understanding what marriage is all about
Capturing the spirit of marriage
Overcoming marital problems
Marital advice from the life of the Prophet (pbuh)
Understanding the opposite sex
Establishing a healthy marital sex life (This section will be taught separately for both sexes)
Life with the In-Laws
Essential tips in making your marriage last and avoiding an early divorce
Q&A on everything you wanted to ask about marriage but where to shy/afraid to ask.
Early Bird Ticket: £22.50 per person and £40 per married/engaged couple plus eventbrite fees
Normal Price Ticket: £25 per person and £45 per couple plus eventbrite fees
****please note we cannot issue refunds****
Comments from previous courses:
The course was very informative with lots of tips! I got lot out of it mashallah! The course addressed so many issues that need addressing in today's society! The course was well worth it! Would highly recommend it to everyone
A great follow on from the premarital course; digging deeper into marital issues and gaining an insight into ways to maintain a happy and healthy married life. For those who didn’t attend you missed out and must sign up for the next one inshallah!
The course was excellent. Both me and my wife enjoyed and felt very happy in attending.
About the teachers:
Shaykh Amer has been described by the Sunday Herald as one of the Scotland's most prominent and respected Muslim thinkers. He was born and brought up in Glasgow, and has a law (LLB) degree from Strathclyde university and a BA (Hons) in Islamic studies from the University of Wales. In total he has spent ten years studying the Arabic language and Islamic Sciences including six years with renowned scholars in the Middle East (Syria and Yemen).
He has teaching licenses (ijaza) in various Islamic subjects which he studied. He has studied with numerous distinguished scholars from a range of different schools of thought. His balanced studies in both the secular and religious give him a combination of sound scholarship with a profound understanding of society. Shaykh Amer's field of interest is primarily Muslim family law; an area in which he has studied in depth having studied all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence (Hanafi and Hanbali schools- Syria, Shafi and Maliki schools– Yemen). Currently, he is conducting a PhD research study on Islamic family law in the context of Scotland. He also has a counselling skills certificate certified by COSCA (Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy).
He is the author of the Reminder series - a series of community leaflets -www.the-reminder.co.uk A freelance consultant and researcher on Muslim issues, he is currently involved as a Family Support Consultant at Unity Family Services and an Islamic Family law consultant for a local Scottish Law firm - www.unityfamily.co.uk He is also the co-founder of the Solas Foundation - www.solasfoundation.org.uk
Ustadha Nazia was born and brought up in Lanarkshire, Scotland. After graduating from Glasgow University with a BA Hons in Accountancy, she worked in industry for 2 years. She then left Scotland to study the Arabic language and Islamic Sciences for six years. After studying Arabic and Islamic studies in Wales, she spent four years studying with renowned scholars in the Middle East (Syria and Yemen).
In Syria she graduated from the prestigious Abu Noor Institute (Damascus) with a diploma in Islamic Studies and also gained teaching licenses (ijaza) in various Islamic subjects such as tajweed. She then continued her studies in the illuminated city of Tarim (Yemen) where she both studied and taught at the Dar al-Zahra institute for women.
In Yemen she taught Tajweed, Arabic and the Fiqh (jurisprudence) of Menstruation. Currently, she runs regular courses on tajweed and Fiqh (jurisprudence) of Menstruation. She also has a counselling skills certificate certified by COSCA (Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy).