- A three-part course on Family Law that shall be taught entirely in Arabic
- Part 3 continues with Divorce, Custody, Lineage and related topics
- Learn how the sharia rulings of marriage and divorce are implemented in real life
- Learn the laws related to child custody, alimony, lineage, and adoption
- Essential for sharia-compliance while living in non-Muslim lands
- For more advanced students with sufficient background in fiqh and Arabic
About the Course
In this three-part series, Dr. Ashraf shall read the chapters on family law from الأحكام الشرعية في الأحوال الشخصية and shall give his commentary on the practical application of the rulings from القانون العائلة للدولة العثمانية
Learning to look at family law through the lens of the sharia helps you to remove misunderstandings that surround laws related to marriage, divorce, child custody, alimony, lineage, and adoption. The goal of this course is to give Muslims practical guidance on marriage and divorce in the context of today’s world—namely, an understanding of how the laws of the fuqaha are implemented in real life situations.
Being directly based on the Arabic text itself, the course is an ideal opportunity for students to develop fiqh-specific vocabulary, and the knowledge and skills necessary to directly access classical texts. This course thus presents an excellent opportunity for all students of knowledge, whether Hanafi or otherwise, to deepen their understanding of fiqh and Arabic.
Along with Dr. Ashraf’s other Arabic-based Hanafi fiqh, usul al-fiqh, and qawa’id al-fiqh courses, this family law course will give students a solid grounding upon which to continue their advanced studies.
فيمن يقع طلاقه ومن لا يقع
الطلاق الرجعي وحكم الرجعة
الطلاق البائن وأحكامه
تفويض الطلاق للمرأة
حقوق الولد على الوالدين
النفقة الواجبة للأبوين على
The course will consist of weekly Live Sessions in which the course text shall be expounded, weekly office hours where students can consult with Dr. Ashraf one-on-one and a Final Examination.
The course is conducted entirely in Arabic and assumes students can read and understand the language with the level of proficiency required to attend a class, take notes, ask questions, and read a text in Arabic.
From a fiqh perspective, it is also recommended students have finished the 3-part course Quduri’s Manual Explained.
Who is this course for?
This course in Arabic is aimed at students of knowledge. The content is obligatory knowledge for anyone planning on getting married, spouses filing for divorce, imams and family counsellors who deal with family disputes, and lawyers or students of law wishing to specialise in family law.
Why is this essential knowledge, particularly for Muslim women?
Muslims living in non-Muslim lands are faced with a conundrum—on the one hand, they want to live their lives in accordance with the sharia, but on the other hand, they do not have recourse to courts that can protect their sharia-given rights.
This is especially true for laws related to marriage, divorce, child custody, alimony, lineage, and adoption—as an incorrect understanding of these rulings directly affect lives.Without proper knowledge, women in particular are susceptible to being wronged.
In the past, women’s rights were protected by Muslim judges who prevented husbands from abusing the sharia. These days however, it is imperative for women to pro-actively protect themselves by learning their sharia rights.
By understanding the marriage contract, for example, women can stipulate appropriate conditions within the contract that would give them the right to divorce in the event of specific problems that may arise.
What shall I know coming out of the course?
By the end of this course, you will be able to write a marriage contract, stipulate valid conditions within it, identify mistakes in contracts, and conduct a marriage.
Given a marital problem scenario, you will know what divorce options exist. Given a divorce scenario, you will understand the status of the marriage and the divorce. And once a divorce has occurred, you will understand the obligations that remain on both the husband and the wife, as well what happens to the children.
Finally, with regards to children, you will understand the legal ruling of adoption and its consequences, as well as the place of modern techniques used to confirm or negate lineage.
Why you should study Family Law with Dr. Ashraf…
Dr. Ashraf Muneeb is uniquely suited to impart this knowledge because of his extensive experience dealing with marriage and divorce cases, as well as his understanding of Western marriage law. His PhD dissertation specifically dealt with Muslim family problems in the West and included a thorough study of Californian marriage law. Along with his wife Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, he has also authored the book Your Islamic Marriage Contract.