Comparative Fiqh of the Family

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-545 2 Fall Sacred Texts and Islamic Sciences 4


This course introduces students to Islamic family law from the perspective of the four main schools of law. Students will learn the rules and etiquettes of marriage, mutual rights, divorce, the post-marital waiting period, custodial rights, inheritance, and other relevant topics. At the end of the course, students will have knowledge of the different legal opinions related to family issues and will be capable of applying the most relevant opinions to the American Muslim context.

“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student