"I have been to several pre-marital courses and found this one to be the best of them all. Everything one can think of is mentioned and the delivery of the topics was great." Course participant
Some of the topics covered:
1. How to find a partner
2. Asking the right questions before marriage
3. Avoiding early mistakes
4. The issue of compatibility
5. Forced, arranged and love marriages
6. The period of engagement
7. The marriage contract
8. Understanding the opposite sex
9. Getting it right on the first night
10. Q&A on everything you wanted to ask about marriage but where to shy/afraid to ask
Registration will be via eventbrite, link will be available shortly. please note no refunds will be issued After the course starts.
Venue: Glasgow - TBC
Date: Sunday 11th December 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm (registration starts at 9:30am)
This course has been designed specifically for anyone who is 16+ who is not married, whether he/she is engaged or not, currently looking or not looking to get married. Divorced people are welcome.
This course is not intended for people who are already married.
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.
Although many people spend a lot of time and money on preparing their wedding day, they don’t prepare for their married life. As a result, people make many mistakes prior to marriage and in the first years of marriage which ultimately leads to unhappy marriages or divorce. If children are involved the consequences can be even more devastating.
This course is essential for anyone who wants a happy successful and sustainable 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.
“I am constantly dealing with couples who have serious marital problems very early on in their marriages. People make easily avoidable mistakes early in the marriage which then snowball into major issues. I am stunned at the number of people who are so unprepared for such a life-changing event in their lives. Islam teaches us to prevent a problem from happening, whereas people allow the problems to happen and then try to find a solution. A little preparation prior to marriage could avoid years of anguish” - Shaykh Amer Jamil
Comments from previous course:
MashAllah it was a very informative course because i feel that there is not one aspect that you left out. It was interesting to see what opposite genders were look for in each other. I particularly enjoyed the questions and answers section because i feel that's what benefited me the most- real life situations and how to get by them. I loved the course and would do it all over again
Thoroughly enjoyed the course today, and I am sure everyone who did attend has benefited from it in many ways. This course is not to be missed under any circumstances.
It was informative and well delivered. Thanks for the effort and hard work you put to get this course together
Jazakallah for conveying the Quaranic aspects of marriage which are relevant and imperative for us to know and apply inshallah. Well done also for broaching sensitive areas which are rarely normally discussed but were delivered with thought and tact! I would definetly recommend the course to folk for next time and have personally learnt a lot. Inshallah the hard part is application!
MashAllah I've enjoyed the course very much. It has been well designed and delivered. InshAllah it will help the brothers and sisters in having a clear idea of how Marriage should be, the way things should be done Islamically and how our culture is making things harder for us. It has been excellent to feel empowered to InshAllah make the right decision in such a major decision of our lives......
The course was fantastic. as usual a serious topic taught with a sense of humour, (Shaykh Amer style lol!) Those who missed it, lost out! This course is a must for every person looking to get married.
Absolutely Fabulous. As well as receiving crucial information on the Islamic perspective of marriage, it was interesting to hear about the reality of issues around finding a suitable marriage partner and things we need to do before hand to avoid breakups in the future.
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