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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)
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.
Hours of Study
Oral Exam (100%)
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.