- Whether you are already married or looking to the future, learn the essentials of an Islamic marriage
- Benefit from noted marriage expert Ustadha Hedaya Harford’s practical advice and tips
- Understand the basic fiqh of marriage and divorce, breaking down common misconceptions
- Learn how to establish good communication
- Find ways of dealing with problems and conflict resolution
- Avoid destructive habits
- Set good habits with in-laws
“Feel assured that in an Islamic marriage, love exists—not necessarily the idealized romantic love—and it grows each year as the result of experiencing each other’s beautiful Islamic behavior and manners,” writes Ustadha Hedaya Hartford in her book Initiating and Upholding an Islamic Marriage. So how do we go about nurturing the right environment for this love to grow? How do we choose someone with whom to spend the rest of your life? Once we have chosen someone, how do we ensure our interaction with them leads to a fulfilling, successful marriage based on the Prophetic example?
In the Successful Islamic Marriage, Ustadha Hedaya will cover all the essentials of a successful Islamic marriage through first explaining the basic fiqh of marriage and divorce, including common misconceptions. You will then learn about making the right choice before marriage, and what qualities to look for in a potential spouse. Last but not least, Ustadha Hedaya will spend a good portion the course giving tips on staying married, including establishing good communication, dealing with problems and destructive habits, being aware of potential triggers, and setting good habits with in-laws.
The practical advice essentially boils down to understanding yourself and understanding how to handle conflict. Unfortunately, most of us today are deficient in this basic, common sense knowledge, which is why marriages in our times have become so fragile. The teacher of this course, Ustadha Hedaya, is a noted around the world for her Shariah expertise on marriage, divorce, and modern social issues, and has provided marital counseling to countless couples.
By the end of this course, you will realize the place of Islam in choosing a spouse and in cultivating your marriage. You will understand the basic fiqh of marriage and divorce. You will also learn about normal marriage problems and how they can go out of control and destroy a marriage. Internalizing the lessons learned in this course will help each of us get a step closer to becoming one of those described in the Prophetic hadith: “the best of you are the best to your spouses, and I am the best of you to my spouses.”
- Basic fiqh of marriage
- Basic fiqh of divorce
- Choosing a spouse
- Types of communication
- Triggers and dramas
- Staying married
- Analyzing marital issues/problems and destructive habits