The Art of Marriage

a 3-day workshop on strengthening the bonds of marriage

And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed, in that are signs for people who give thought.

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Throughout the Holy Qur’an, we find mention of duality in Allah’s ﷻ creation; He ﷻ states in Surah al-Dhariyat, “And all things We have created in pairs.” Among these pairs- alongside plants, fruits, and animals -are human beings. This divine blessing of companionship is further elucidated in Surah al-Rum above.
This companionship is so important, in fact, that Rasulullah (S) stated “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion.” The numerous Qur’anic verses and Prophetic ahadith regarding this sacred union along with its virtues and rulings bear testament to the fact that marriage is an important part of our faith and that the relationship between husband and wife is one which should be handled with excellence.
A successful marriage, then, not only lies in choosing the right companion, but far more importantly, it requires a tremendous and consistent effort after marriage. It is only after we become garments for one another that we may experience the tranquility and sweetness of this beautiful companionship.
In this enlightening 3-day workshop, Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari will explore the world of marriage, from finding a companion, to planning a wedding, to living happily ever after. Whether you’re single or engaged- and especially if you’re already married -this workshop is an absolute essential.



Friday, Nov. 17

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, Nov. 18

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 19

9:00am - 1:15pm

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a traditionally-trained Islamic scholar who has studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh in different parts of the world including the UK, Pakistan and Syria. His Shuyukh/teachers include his father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and others. He has received authorizations (ijazahs) in various Islamic disciplines including the six major collections of Hadith and the science of issuing religious verdicts (Fatwa). His authored works include: Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations, Elucidation of Forty Hadiths on Marriage, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam, The Issue of Shares and Simplified Rules of Zakat, and is widely known for providing answers to people’s everyday issues and comprehensive fiqh related articles; which can be found at his website

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Leicester, UK

This multi-faceted workshop will explore the world of marriage, from finding a companion, to planning a wedding, to living happily ever after.


Before Marriage

  • What qualities to look for in a prospective spouse
  • How to go about searching for a spouse
  • Rules of interaction during engagement
  • Assisting your children in the process
  • Are forced/arranged marriages permissible?

The Wedding

  • Integrals of marriage
  • Recommended actions of marriage
  • How a nikah is conducted
  • What is the role of the wali?
  • How to ensure your walima is sunnah-compliant

Married Life

  • Rules of interaction with one’s in-laws
  • Fiqh of sexual relations
  • Resolving marital disputes and conflicts
  • Providing children with an Islamic upbringing
  • Rules of interaction with one’s in-laws

Friday, November 17 will be free of charge for all attendees! Course fees* for Saturday and Sunday are as follows:


Single Admission  $75

Couples Package  $100

Student Discount  $40**

Live-stream Access  $25


*All prices include course material and refreshments.
**Students must present current student ID at check-in.
Discounted rates may not be combined.

This program is open for all brothers and sisters.
A variety of books will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.
Dinner will be sold Friday night following the program.
Babysitting will be available.