What does the Quran say about marriage?

Learn about the Quranic framing of marriage & receive practical tips to positively change your relationships.

The session covers the following:

  • 'Am I ready?' A Parent's Involvement

  • Navigating expectations from parents, culture and society

  • Where to find a spouse

  • How to approach someone for marriage

  • What to look for in a partner

  • Ways to get to know someone: DOs and DON'Ts of courting

  • Plus an overview of Suhbah Institute's pre-martial training

There was also a Q&A with our guest instructors. They answered the following:

  1. What are the important questions we should ask a potential person for marriage?
  2. What are some of the major issues that engaged couples need to discuss before getting married?
  3. How do I prepare myself to become an ideal partner?
  4. After marriage, is there a timeframe that you need to consummate the marriage?
  5. What exactly is the process of getting married, Islamically vs culturally?
  6. Is there a timeframe for getting to know someone?
  7. How does one find purpose before marriage?
  8. How do you know if you're emotionally ready for marriage?
  9. How does a 50+ year-old divorced Muslim find a spouse?
  10. What is the most halal way for a woman to initiate? Is it okay for a sister to speak to someone without a mahram via messaging?
  11. How do you learn to not look for flaws in your partner?
  12. Is delaying the nikkah a warning sign?
  13. What do I do if I have no desire for marriage?
  14. Should we constantly make dua and ask Allah for a righteous spouse?
  15. If you have a chronic condition, when should you mention it when speaking to a potential partner?What can be done when one is rejected for illegitimate reasons by parents?
  16. What would you suggest is the better approach if you want to get married you but also want to complete your education?
  17. Is it okay for a woman to refuse the act of intimacy if she is not in the mood for it, and vice versa?
  18. How does one engage a situation in which their potential spouse may have a past?
  19. When is the right time to go to pre-marital counselling with a potential?
  20. Would it be a good idea for me to get married if I have to take care of my parents, and won't be able to move out?
  21. If the sister-in-laws are mentally abusive, and cause distress to the woman but her husband tells her that his family comes first, what should she do?


No prerequisites, except a keen mind!

Materials Required
Students Receive
A notebook & pen
Every recording
An internet connection
All materials used by the instructor
A computer / phone / tablet, with a working speaker

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What students are saying:

“I liked that it was taught by a man and a woman, and I appreciated the amount of information shared. I learned the duties of a husband and wife. I also learned that the Prophet (SAW) had arguments in his marriage. [This class] gave me a better outlook on marriage and a wife's role in the marriage. I liked the instructors a lot. I thought they were very knowledgeable and open about taboo topics.”


“I loved the instructors! I wish they were closer to where I lived so that I can come to them for advice :D They were really easy to understand and knew how to explain things in a way any person could understand. I learned how the husband will be asked on the Day of Judgement what they provided/did for their family. [This class] taught me that marriage in Islam is a lot more simple than what culture makes it out to be.”


“I really liked the open minds of the instructors. [There was] no taboo. I learned about the importance of counselling advised by the Prophet (saw). [The class] motivated me to work hard to be a future good husband.”


“My favourite thing about this class was the instructors themselves. They spoke very clearly and explained each concept well, mashaAllah. I learned that there are different approaches to marriage in Islam, and a woman can directly ask someone for marriage. It made me more interested in finding out about the roles and responsibilities in marriage.”


“I learned a lot about marriage in Quran. Also, I learned some hadiths and verses in the Quran that are about marriage. The content hasn't changed my life yet, but it will be useful in the future! The instructors were great, too. Such a beneficial class.”


“The Q&A was so great! I learned some tips on how to improve my relationship. The course has made me want to stop pointing out my husband's mistakes or defaults and work on it. I really appreciate Ustadha Safiya since [Quranic's] 'Women's Rights in the Quran' series. Ustadh Mahad was also great.”


About Your Instructor

Safiya Ravat & Mahad Qamar

Guest Instructors

Safiya Ravat & Mahad Qamar are a married couple from Houston, TX and are the co-founders of Suhbah Institute. They were the head instructors of Arabic and Quranic studies at the Bayyinah Dream Arabic program. They attained their Bachelor’s in Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, and are pursuing their Master’s in Pastoral Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Mahad and Safiya currently teach Islamic Pre-Marital Training and Marital Enrichment courses in ISGH Masajid, and Safiya currently serves as the Female Religious Director at ISGH Maryam Islamic Center.

They have been teaching classes and offering seminars nationally and internationally for almost 10 years on the recitation of the Quran, Interactive Discussion-based Tafsir, Women’s Fiqh, Marriage Preparation, basic Aqeedah, Names and Attributes of Allah, the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and the Arabic language to audiences of all ages.


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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Quran & Marriage

    • Welcome!

    • Watch Now

  • 2

    Bite-Sized Lessons

    • 1.1: Introduction to Course and Guest Instructors - Part 1

    • 1.2: Introduction to Course and Guest Instructors - Part 2

    • 1.3: How to Approach Someone - Family to Family

    • 1.4: How to Approach Someone - Middle Man and Direct Approaches

    • 1.5: How to Approach Someone - Examples Part 1

    • 1.6: How to Approach Someone - Examples Part 2

    • 1.7: Expecting and Accepting Rejection

    • 1.8: What does Allah say about marriage?

    • 1.9: "Marriage is Half of Your Faith"

    • 1.10: Duties and Responsibilities - Husband's Duties

    • 1.11: Duties and Responsibilities - Wife's Duties

    • 1.12: Duties and Responsibilities - Mutual Rights of the Couple

    • 1.13: Conflict Resolution in Islam - Part 1

    • 1.14: Conflict Resolution in Islam - Part 2

  • 3


    • Part 1: Questions to ask potential partners + Issues during the engagement + How to prepare to be an 'ideal' partner

    • Part 2: Islamic vs Cultural marriage process + Consummating a marriage

    • Part 3: Timeframe for getting to know someone + Finding purpose before marriage + How to know if you are emotionally ready for marriage

    • Part 4: Finding a spouse after divorce + Conversations at Suhbah Institute

    • Part 5: Halal ways for women to initiate + Battling with perfectionism

    • Part 6: Delaying the nikkah + What to do if you don't want to get married + Making dua

    • Part 7: Discussing chronic conditions with potential partners

    • Part 8: Dealing with unfair rejection from parents

    • Part 9: Marriage vs Education + Rejecting intimacy

    • Part 10: More on intimacy

    • Part 11: Suhbah Institute's Conversations

    • Part 12: Potential spouses and their pasts + Premarital training

    • Part 13: Living with parents/in-laws after marriage

    • Part 14: Problems between your family & your spouse + Conclusion

  • 4


    • Feedback Form


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