FIQ231 MUSLIM FAMILY LAW 1 (MARRIAGE & DIVORCE)
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This course gives a detailed study of family law according to the mainstream Muslims (Ahlu Al-Sunnah) taken from the four major juristic schools. The course covers the pre-marital stage, weddings, rights and responsibilities of the spouses within a marriage, as well as divorce, alimony, and custody.
Course Code: FIQ231
Credit hours: 3
- Students will be able to specifically state the general and specific concepts of marriage, its goals and benefits at the family and society level
- Students will be able state the conditions of a valid marriage contract and the conditions of a valid divorce
- Students will be able to write short essays defining the following, with related Fiqh rulings: marriage, divorce, Al-khula’ (compensated divorce), Al-iyla (unjustified refraining from having sexual relation with one’s wife), Al-thihar (inappropriate divorce), and Raja’h (taking one’s wife back after divorce), Lia’an (Termination of marriage based on accusation of infidelity), Iddah (waiting period after the end of the marriage contract), and foster relationships
- Students will be given a case study to analyze, will identify the pertinent problems regarding Islamic family law, and present to the class solutions based on related rulings
- Marriage contract.
- Foster Relationship.
- Raja’h (taking one’s wife back after divorce).
- EIla (unjustified refraining from having sexual relation with one’s wife).
- Khula’ (compensated divorce).
- Thihar (inappropriate divorce).
- Lia’an (Termination of marriage based on accusation of infidelity).
- Iddah (waiting period after the end of the marriage contract).
Fiqh of The Muslim Family by Sh. Hasan
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Grading and Evaluation:
- Minimum passing grade 70%
- Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
- Attendance: 10%
- Mid-Term exam: 10%
- Final exam: 10%
- Oral exam: 20%
- Research paper: 20%
Guidelines for Research Paper:
1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.
2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.
3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.
4- The paper must meet the following requirements:
- Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
- Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
- The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
- When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly
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