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Level 3: Jurisprudence 5: Marriage and Divorce is a Course

Level 3: Jurisprudence 5: Marriage and Divorce

Time limit: 365 days
10 credits

£400 Enrol

Full course description

In celebration of the Hawza Programme’s relaunch, the Al-Mahdi Institute is offering 65% off across all our courses. To benefit from this fee reduction, use the code AMIHP65 when purchasing access to the course.

As a registered charity, we charge a fee for each course to cover our running costs. However, we aim to provide our education to as many people as possible. Students are therefore encouraged to get in touch if they require further fee waivers. Contact the Education Manager at education@almahdi.edu.

 

This course will provide students with extensive knowledge about the juristic process of deriving rulings on marriage (nikāḥ) and divorce (ṭalāq). The course will familiarise the students with the language and terminology employed by classical jurists in the process of juristic inference (al-fiqh al-istidlālī) and will encourage critical analysis of how these rulings relate to the contemporary period.

 

Lesson 1     Chapter on Marriage (kitāb al-nikāḥ)

                   Marriage and some of its rulings (al-nikāḥ wa baʿḍ aḥkāmihi)

Lesson 2      The authority of the father and the grandfather (wilāyat al-abawayn)

Lesson 3      The authority of the father and the grandfather (wilāyat al-abawayn) (continued)

Lesson 4      Rulings on looking at the opposite gender (aḥkām al-naẓr)

Lesson 5      Rulings on looking at the opposite gender (aḥkām al-naẓr) (continued)

Lesson 6      Those with whom marriage is prohibited (man yuḥram al-ʿaqd ʿalayhā)

Lesson 7      Marriage prohibited due to kinship (al-muṣāḥra)

Lesson 8      Marriage prohibited due to kinship (al-muṣāḥra) (continued)

Lesson 9      Prohibitions through breastfeeding (al-raḍāʿ)

Lesson 10    Prohibitions through breastfeeding (al-raḍāʿ) (continued)

Lesson 11    Prohibitions through breastfeeding (al-raḍāʿ) (continued)

Conditions of prohibited breastfeeding (shurūṭ al-raḍāʿ al-muḥarram)

Lesson 12    Conditions of prohibited breastfeeding (shurūṭ al-raḍāʿ al-muḥarram) (continued)

                     The waiting period (al-iʿtidād)

Lesson 13    The waiting period (al-iʿtidād) (continued)

                     On the number of wives (istīfāʾ al-ʿadad)

                     Disbelief (al-kufr)

Marriage when in a state of pilgrimage (al-iḥrām) and cursing (al-liʿān)

Lesson 14    Temporary marriage (al-zawāj al-muʾaqat)

Lesson 15    Temporary marriage (al-zawāj al-muʾaqat) (continued)

 

Please note that the divorce section of this course will be taught live.

 

Prerequisites

Please note that level three courses are only available to those who have completed all courses in levels one and two. This is because the topics covered in level three require the historical and conceptual foundations which are built in levels one and two.

 

Hours of Study

19 hours

 

Assessment Method

Oral Exam (100%)

 

Course Instructor

Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadlallah

Dr Sayyid Jaafar Fadlallah undertook his seminary education at the Islamic Sharīʿa Institute in Beirut between 1993 and 2010, completing his advanced studies (dars al-khārij) under Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Alongside his seminary studies, he also obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sociology from the Lebanese University in Beirut, culminating in a PhD for a thesis on the image of the other in Muslim jurisprudence. At the Al-Mahdi Institute, Dr Sayyid Fadlallah is a Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence where he teaches a wide range of courses on different topics in Muslim legal thought. In Lebanon, he is also an Instructor of Sociology at the Lebanese University, a Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence at the Islamic Sharīʿa Institute, and the General Supervisor of Religious Affairs at the al-Mabarrat Association, amongst other roles. He has several publications to his name and has presented his research at academic conferences in Lebanon, the UK, Iraq, Turkey and elsewhere.