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MEOC posted a topic in Coming EventsFiqh of Love - Marriage and Family in Islam For the first time in Birmingham (and worldwide live online) .... An amazing seminar on love, marriage, intimacy, family and children in Islam by one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world today. “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” - The Qur’an "They are Your Garments and You are Their Garments" - The Qur'an "Marriage is Half of Your Religion..." - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “Marriage is my Sunnah. He who shuns my Sunnah is not of me” - Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) FIQH OF LOVE Marriage & Family in Islam Guidance for Healthy Partnership & Happy Family By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford) Venue: Muath Trust, Bordesley Centre, Birmingham Date: Saturday 13th April 2013 Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk Early Bird Discount: 40% Student Discount and 20% General Discount Topics covered include: • Understanding the aims and benefits of marriage • How to find a suitable partner? • How to get married? • The marriage contract • The marriage ceremony • What is love and how to develop it? • Rights and responsibilities of spouses • Resolving differences and disputes • Managing expectations • Relations with extended family • Caring for each other • Caring for children • The best examples to follow • What if things don’t work out? • Question & Answers Testimonials "Jazak'Allah khair for a fabulous seminar. I truly enjoyed it and it was very much worth the trek from London to Cambridge" - Antti Kangaslahti, London "The Fiqh of Love was the most amazing Islamic seminar I have ever attended. I have told all my friends and family about Sheikh Nadwi and his inspiring talk. All in all, I want to say that everything was brilliant. The food arrangements, prayer arrangements, book stall...everything. Thank you so much for making it a possibility" - Anosha Saleem, LLM Student, Cambridge University "The sheikh explained with such elegant simplicity the duties and rights of wife and husband, and even of children. The fact that he stressed the Islamic responsibilities helped cast away many of the cultural shackles that often imprison Muslims in less than pleasant marriages. If everyone took this course before they got married, they would truly appreciate their spouses all the greater, and they would be better Muslims for doing so, raising stronger families. This would then reflect itself in the state of our Ummah. I also enjoyed the wisdom with which he regarded divorce. A solution provided by Allah, so that no one becomes an oppressor....MashaAllah, beautiful!" - Sarah Elgazzar, Cambridge "The course was simply amazing, it was a lot of information to take in but was definitely worthwhile. As for Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi, words cannot serve justice for explaining how humble yet knowledgeable he is. Alhamdulillah I went with my whole family and intend to attend all of his future courses InshaAllah" - Rahee Ahmed, Law Student, Kent University "The sincerity and piety of sheikh Akram Nadawi was a great source of inspiration for me. His great knowledge was beautifully expressed masha' Allah in a very simple way that touches everyone in the audience regardless of their marital status. I came along with a friend who is a new Muslim not intending to attend all sessions, but we ended up there all day. The emphasis on the importance of the family, how simple are Islamic rules, the distinction between our cultural heritage and the true message of Islam and his openness to answer all audience questions, in my opinion were the reasons behind the great success of the session yesterday. It was a great honour for me to attend yesterday's session and I thank Allah for giving me the unique chance to attend a session by a great a scholar to guide me through out my marriage-life." - Mona ElQazzaz, PhD Student, Cambridge University This is an unmissable seminar for those married and those yet to get married - both old and young (including teenagers). Limited places available. Book your place today. http://courses.meoc.org.uk/ Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars - Birmingham Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC)