“Beauty of Marriage in Islam” by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari


Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari speaks about sexual relations in Islam at the “Beauty of Marriage in Islam” event held in Greenwich University on the 22 January 2009, incorporating the launching of his new book “Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations”.

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pzpPcGrPqM

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdOjY…eature=related

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i3tL…eature=related

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpz4F…eature=related

Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePjxX…eature=related

Bio of Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al Kawthari

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a young traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. Born in Leicester, UK and raised under the guidance of his illustrious father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, he started learning about Islam from a very young age and memorized the Qur’an at a very tender age of nine. He initially studied the Arabic Language and various other traditional Islamic Sciences at Darul Uloom, Bury, UK, under many Shaykhs notably, Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Motala (may Allah preserve him) and received authorizations (ijazas) in various books including the six major books of Hadith. He also took part in a one year course of specialization in the science of giving legal verdicts (Iftaa).After graduating from the Darul Uloom, he travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under one of the greatest living scholars, Justice (Rtd) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) and others. Later, he travelled to Damascus, Syria, where he increased in experience and knowledge by studying under the great Ulama there and received authorization (ijaza) from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Dr. Abd al-Latif Farfur al-Hasani and others.

Poem on lowering the gaze

There once was a lad who couldnt lower his gaze,
Destraught and disappointed he tried many ways,
Finally he decided to go to a shaykh well known,
And ask him advice for his desperation had grown
The shaykh said to him, indeed but you’ve come to ask
About something great, first though I have a task
I have a friend of mine, on the other side of town
And I have a daily gift I give him before every sun down
It was a bowl of milk almost filled to the top
He said take this here bowl and don’t spill a drop!
I am sending with you a friend with great vision
To make sure that you make no mistakes in your mission!
The lad began to walk with the bowl in his hands,
Wishing them steady, he dared not break a command,
For every step that he took, his guide watched with pierced eyes
As if waiting for any mistake to arise
When his task was over he return to the sage
And said, the task is done, now show me the way!
He said, ‘you have done well but first let me see,
Did you happen to see the house with the gigantic tree?
The lad said, no, I’m sorry, I was not aware
Well, you passed my uncle’s street, did you see him there?
The lad said, no I did not see an uncle or tree
The milk would have spilled if I looked upward you see!
And I was so nervous because your friend did not blink,
So I watched every step, and thats all i could think!
The Shaykh smiled and said, leave now, for this task
Has answered the question you had wished to ask,
The milk that you carried with focus throughout
Was your book of deeds, much more important no doubt
If you were nervous by one who records your every mistake
Know that there are angels who write, if such allowance you make
Life is a similar journey, but to a different address,
So be gone, and focus young lad, I wish you the best!

Ammar Alshukry