The Fiqh of Marriage – Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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 ( 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.