Fiqh of Love – Marriage in Islam

by Shaykh Yaser Birjas

Fiqh of Love – The Fiqh of Marriage in Islam is the official recording of an AIMaghrib Institute seminar. What you hold in your hands is a detailed look at the process and rites of marriage in Islam as explained by Shaykh Yaser Birjas. The seminar begins with a discussion of the various concepts of love as defined by Islam and other competing theories. It then presents the flqh of marriage beginning with the search for a suitable spouse, following the entire process including the details of the marriage contract and then concluding with advice for marriage life. This amazing seminar is a testament to the comprehensive nature of Islam as well as to the mercy and sensitivity of Allah that He should make clear to us the right way even in our most intimate affairs. Insha’Allah, you’ll witness your Eman growing stronger as your understanding of the wisdom of the Qur’an and Sunnah comes alive in your mind, in your soul, and in your heart. We call it an EmanRush! Visit for a complete list of available single CD’s and other available seminars.


12 thoughts on “Fiqh of Love – Marriage in Islam”

  1. Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi.
    In the Name of Allâh, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
    Bismillaah wa Alhumdulillah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Nabiyanna wa habeebinaa Muhammad, wa ba’ad.In the Name of Allah, to Whom is due all praise, may His salah and salam be upon His final Messenger.To proceed
    As-salaamu ‘alaikum wa RahmatUllahi wa Barakaatuhu!
    May this e-mail find you in the pink of health, and the highest of Ima’n,’Ibaadah- Aameen, Ya Rubb ul Aalameen.
    AlhamdUlillaah, i started with your site listening to the Martyredoms of ‘Uthmaan,Umar,Husein radiyallaa t’ala anhum,and now AlhamdUlillaah i got Life of Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,Madina Period by Anwar Al Awlaki(i never knew Allaah would enable me to get this as I had borrowed & heard the vol.of Makkan Period,from a sister when i was in another city.Baarakallaahu feekum!May Allaah Subhaanu wa t’ala BLESS, you, all your near & dear ones,our respective families,those striving in His Path,our descendants,the oppressed Muslims all over the world in Palestine,Chechnia,Kosova,Afghanistan,India,,Africa,Kashmir,and elsewhere in the world, grant each one His Guidance,Forgiveness,Protection,Mercy,Ikhlaas,Peace,and correct all or matters of Deen,Dunya,Akhira,and not let us be incharge of our souls even for the blinking of an eye or less than that too,give us Qalb e Saleem, improve or mutual relations,the memorization of the Qur’an specially Surahs like Al Baqarah,Ale Imraan,Mulk,Kahf,which shall benefit as the 2 lights(Surahs 2&3),protect from Dajjal(S.18)intercede,help in the grave when angels come to suffocate sayng we recited that surah every night(S.Mulk),grant us true Victory,& Hijrah for His Sake alone, to live anonymous muttaqi life of a slave He loves,the best life & best death in His Eyes,the death of a Shaheed He Accepts on His Good Pleasure in Masjid e Nabwi in the Madeenah,lots of fit,pious,capable Slaves of Allaaah as our children,wih Salem,Saleh Spuoses for each,Tranquility thereby, and the Blessing that each one is safe from the evil of one’s self & that of others,& from the evil eye which changes even destiny,from the evil of Shaytanirrajeem his helpers,friends supporters amongst the Creation,from their suggestions,voices,whispers,breaths,min nafkhihi,wa nafthihi,wa hamzihi,& from them coming even near any one of us, as long as we are alive & may each of us be granted His Good Pleasure in every breath of ours,the True Falah,and be included amongst the 70,000 who would enter Jannah without hisabkitab,without giving of any accounts,by His Grace & Mercy Alone,to live amongst the Mansions of AlFirdauws,and till then be safe in our graves upon entering it,with the angels mentioning us with Honour upon our death,our souls fragrant like mushk,…and His love,the love & respect of His Creation with Khayr,the love of those who love Him,especially the love of that person in each of our lives respectively,whose love would benefit us in His Presence,ameen bi rahmatika arRhamurRaahimeen.
    A slave in need of Allaah.
    Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum wa RahmatUllaahi wa Barakaatuhu
    …and please, remember me,& the entire Muslim Ummah in your prayers:

    Abu ad-Dardaa narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: ((There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother behind his back (in his absence) that the Angels do not say: The same be for you too.)), [Saheeh Muslim, No.6588]


    Supplication for the expiation of sins said at the conclusion of a sitting or gathering

    Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa Anta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilaika
    ‘How perfect You are O Allaah, and I praise You. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

  2. Salam’alaykum akhi,

    Just wondering that if there’s no copyright in Islam, would you be kind enough to please fund our students of knowledge. JazakAllah khayr.

  3. From the website of Shaikh al-Munajid Islam QA regarding copyrights of islamic materials

    here is a link to the fatwa on the site

    Copying tapes and CDs with the aim of distributing them

    We copy religious tapes and give them away for free or sell them very cheaply in order to distribute them more widely, but the tapes are protected by copyright, and our aim is to spread knowledge and da’wah.
    Similarly with CDs, it may be difficult and expensive to get hold of original copies. And the purpose of what we do is to spread knowledge.

    Praise be to Allaah.
    Copyright or the rights of authors, inventors and producers, and other financial and moral rights, belong to the owners of these works and it is not permissible to transgress against them or undermine them without the permission of their owners. That includes tapes, CDs and books.

    Reference may be made concerning that to what was written by Shaykh Bakr ibn ‘Abd-Allaah Abu Zayd (may Allaah preserve him) about copyright in his book Fiqh al-Nawaazil, 2/101-187.

    The Standing Committee was asked: Is it permissible for me to record (a copy of) a tape and sell it without asking permission from its author, or from the publisher if the author is no longer alive? Is it permissible to make many copies of a book and sell them? Is it permissible to make a copy of a book and not sell it, rather keep it for myself, if it is marked copyright; do I have to ask for permission or not?

    They replied: There is nothing wrong with making copies of useful tapes and selling them, or making copies of books and selling them, because that is helping to spread knowledge, unless their authors have stated that this is not allowed, in which case their permission must be sought.

    End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 13/187

    The Committee was also asked: I work in the field of computers, and since I started working I have been making copies of programs to work with them. I have been doing that without purchasing an original copy of these programs, knowing that these programs carry warnings against making copies and their copyright is protected, like the phrase “all rights reserved” which appears on some books. The author of the program may be a Muslim or a kaafir. My question is: is it permissible to make copies in this manner or not?

    They replied: It is not permissible to make copies of programs whose authors have forbidden the making of copies without their permission, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Muslims are bound by their conditions.” And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever reaches a persmittible thing first has more right to it.” It does not matter whether the author of the program is a Muslim or a kaafir who is not in a state of war with Islam, because the rights of a kaafir who is not in a state of war with Islam are to be respected like the rights of a Muslim.

    End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 13/188.

    There is also a statement from the Islamic Fiqh Council concerning intellectual property rights in which it says:


    Trade names, trademarks, copyright and patents are all rights which belong exclusively to their owners. In modern times they have come to have a considerable financial value. These rights are recognized according to sharee’ah, and they should not be violated.


    Copyright and patents are protected by sharee’ah. Their owners have the right to buy or sell them and nobody has the right to violate these rights.

    Undoubtedly the authors of these tapes and CDs have expended time, effort and money to produce them, and there is nothing in sharee’ah to indicate that they should not take the profits that result from this work. The one who transgresses against their rights is wronging them and consuming their wealth unlawfully.

    If it is permissible to transgress against these rights, then these companies would stop producing these things, because it beings no returns. Their employees would have no motive to work, and undoubtedly stopping this work would result in a great deal of good being withheld from people. So it is appropriate that the scholars have stated that it is haraam to transgress against these rights.

    This is the basic ruling, but in some cases it may be permissible to make copies without the author’s permission. That applies in two cases:

    1 – If something is not available in the marketplace, if there is a need for it and it is charitable distribution, not for sale or for making a profit.

    2 – If there is a great need for it and its authors are asking for more than its price, and they have already made enough money to cover the cost of producing this program with a reasonable profit – which is to be decided by people of experience. In that case, if it serves the interests of the Muslims, it is permissible to copy it, so as to ward off harm. But that is subject to the condition that it not be sold for personal gain.

    And Allaah is the Source of strength.

    You can contact the companies which produced the material and tell them of the charitable purpose behind it and ask them for permission to make copies, or give them an appropriate price.

    And Allaah knows best.

  4. Assalam-o-alikum,
    i am 22 years old and working in a software company. my education is graduation.i like one of my cousin. she is also 22 years old and her education is just inter. she has taken the course of shariah and has the intention to study the Aalima course. she offers prayers 5 time regularly and tahtjjud as well and also force me to be regular at namaz and i do it.she is not so beautiful and i also don’t have good look.she also likes me and we both want to marry but my parents are not getting agree for this marriage due to her little bit low status and also criticized on her not good looking face.few days ago my siblings tried to put blaims on her to show her worst character in front of other relative families. in past she had little bit loose character but now she has improved her for me. we don’t want to make our parents angry. my father has threatened me to stop making any contact with her. my elder brother is also getting love marriage with stranger girl and my parents are agree. now tell me, do my parents have any rights to make any objection on my decision? can i marry that girl with their disagreement?

  5. Assallam alleykum,i don’t have any comment,Iappreciate you for all what your doing to educate th U’MMA may ALLAH blessings be upon you always.
    How can i get book and CD’S of Fiqh of love?

  6. I have heard and seen fatwas on copyright too!! May i ask, how would these scholars be able to produce more and bear the costs of publication when we are not contributing monetarily but only stealing and selling these things as soon as they become available. This is the very reason we muslims have no respect in the world today. I think this is complete nonsense that some of us believe in just cheating and stealing from other scholar’s hardwork. In today’s world, its easy to find someone with a fatwa to suit your point of view. But my question is very simple. If we do not support these scholars with their work, how would they support their families, and afford producing these things in the future??? Please guys, wake up and share your responsibility. We dont even realize that our means of obtaining them are wrong!

  7. Bismillah Both the call to Islam and the collection of wealth was the responsibility of Belal ibn Rabah RA the muezzin and the treasurer of Muhammad sallALLAHou3Alayhe Wa Salaam. There is no greater love bestowed upon a servant than saying Ahad! Ahad! This is the response when the boulder of belligerence is placed upon ones chest to crush your life-breath — recite Qum ‘IqRAA Bismillah 112. Al Ikhlaas : Qul huwa ALLAHou Ahad …Wa lam yakul lahu kufuwan Ahad. Bismillah Ahad! Ahad! The unique oneness of ALLAH is sufficient for the servant of ALLAH-ta3Aala that of one in both the protective love of ALLAH-ta3Aala and in the provision provided from ALLAH-ta3Aala. Our obedience is to Muhammad sallALLAHou3Alayhe Wa Salaam and his Companions are our exemplar. (Dedicated to Dr. Abdel-Moniem Ali El-Ganayni — nuclear physicist). لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

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