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Umdatul Ahkaam (Mariage & Divorce)
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Umdatul Ahkaam (Mariage & Divorce)

Ustadh Wasim Kempson
19 Lessons (3 Months Course)
fee: $60.00

This course is based upon Imam Al-Haafidh ‘Abd al-Ghaniyy al-Maqdasi’s collection of ahaadith found in the Sahih of both Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Muslim, pertaining to ahkaam. This is a fiqh of hadith course so students will be learning the fiqhi ruling directly from the hadith.

By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of marriage; why it has been legislated, the benefits of getting married and the procedure. Students will also have a sound understanding of the issue of divorce, the dowry, conditions which may be stipulated, the waiting period, suckling and how to establish paternity amongst many other related topics. This is an ideal course for anyone who wants a good understanding of the key fiqhi issues surrounding marriage and its related subjects.

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Course Length: 90 days + 10 day Final Exam
Registration: open

In this course you will learn:
- What are the benefits of marriage?
- Why is marriage encouraged in Islam?
- What is this concept of ‘temporary marriage’?
- Who is a man allowed to get married to?
- What does Islam really say about forcing women in to a marriage?
- Can a man marry two sisters?
- Can a wife make it a condition that her husband doesn’t get a second wife?
- How does a woman get out of a bad marriage?
- Do three divorces in one go count?
- What are the permissible and impermissible times for divorce?
- Is there a limit to how much a woman can ask for as her dowry?
- What happens in Islam when one spouse knows the other has been unfaithful if there are no witnesses?
- What happens to the children after a divorce?
- How do people become haraam for each other through suckling?
- What do a couple do if they found out that they are actually haraam for each other in marriage?


Biography of Author:
He is the sheikh, al-Haafidh, Taqiyy ad-Deen: Aboo Muhammad ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy bin ‘Abdil-Waahid bin ‘Alee bin Surur al-Maqdisi. He was born in Palestine, in the year 541H and passed away at the age of sixty-nine (600H). He came from a family of knowledgeable Hanbali scholars. He migrated to Damascus with his family when he was seven years old. He studied under numerous scholars of Damascus. He also travelled to various places in search of Islamic knowledge. When he was seventeen years old, he travelled with his cousin, Muwaffaq ad-Deen ibn Qudaamah, to Baghdaad in order to seek knowledge. He stayed there for four years before returning to Damascus. In addition, he travelled to Alexendaria (Egypt) twice to study under al-Haafidh as-Silafee. He married his cousin, Raabi’ah, who was the daughter of Ahmad ibn Qudaamah. He had three sons. 

Aboo Ishaaq Ibraaheem al-Haafidh said, concerning him: “Hadeeth spread in Ash-Shaam only because of al-Haafidh ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy. Every Shaykh I met to question him about who his first Shaykh was, the response I would get was: Al-Haafidh ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy”. Ad-Diaa’ said: “He was the Ameer al-Mu’mineen in hadeeth.”

Additional Reading Material:
- A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence by Dr Saalih Al Fawzaan
- Fiqh us-Sunnah, by Sayyid Sabiq
- Fiqh Made Easy, by Sheikh Saalih As Sadlaan

Having studied this course, you should consider studying the following:
- Hanafi Fiqh: Mukhtasar al Quduri
- Manhaj as Salikeen
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Purification)
- Hanbali Fiqh: Umdatul Fiqh (Purification)
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Salaah)
- Hanbali Fiqh: Umdatul Fiqh (Salah)
- The Fiqh of Ramadhan
- The Fiqh of Hajj
- The Fiqh of Food and Clothing
- The Fiqh of Inheritance
- Fiqh Pertaining to Women
- The Fiqh of Menstruation
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Mariage & Divorce)
- The Fiqh of Marriage, Family and Divorce
- Usool ul Fiqh
- Qawaid Fiqhiyyah
- The Niqaab and Hijaab

Ustadh Wasim Kempson
Ustadh Wasim Kempson graduated from Madinah Islamic University (K.S.A) with a BA Hons in Shari'ah and specialises on the field of Fiqh and Aqeedah. Ustadh Wasim is currently an Imam at Al Muntada al Islami UK.


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