In the West, marriage is no longer the only union within which a man and a woman may legitimately enjoy a 'full' relationship. It is just one option amongst a growing catalogue of equally valid possibilities. Hence, it would seem, the official dispensing of the titles 'husband' and 'wife' in favour of the more socially acceptable term 'partner'. Just one symptom of decay threatening the institution of marriage in the Western world. Muslims need not be complacent. Where the West leads the rest of the world inevitably follows. Modern social history provides damning evidence in this regard.
This compilation of 19 CDs, based on a 6-session course delivered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari and facilitated by the VOICES organisation (www.urvoices.com) at Loughborough University UK, is a laudable endeavour to reinforce the value of marriage in an individual's life and its hugely positive impact on society. It is a comprehensive work of reference for all marriage related issues such as selecting a suitable spouse, engagements, marriage ceremonies, marriage contracts, forced, arranged and secret marriages, etiquettes of intimate relations, rights and responsibilities of the spouses, polygamy, pregnancy, upbringing of children and much more. All matters, however personal, are dealt with in a sensitive yet refreshingly open and frank manner.
The lectures are not a dry account of legal rulings and injunctions; rather they are an authoritative record of the Fiqh of Marriage accompanied by valuable insights and personal guidance from the learned Shaykh. The content of the discourses, given in light of the Qur'an, Sunna and classical works of Fiqh, is both absorbing and pertinent.
Speaker: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Format: 19 CD Set
Item No: CD001
Release Date: February 21st 2006.
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