Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Our Courtship Story
    • Part 1: If At First You Don't Succeed...
    • Part 2: ...Dust Yourself Off and Try Again
  • 3
    The Truth About Dating and Hook Ups
    • The Shocking History of Dating
    • Are Modern Women REALLY Empowered?
    • How Dating Destroys Women
    • A Tragic Story: When "Gaining Experience" Is BAD
    • The Non-Glamorous Side of Dating They Don't Tell You About
    • How Islam Saves Us from the Catastrophe of Hook Up Culture
    • How Dating Harms Men in Non-Muslim Society
    • Dating Quiz
  • 4
    Step 1: Am I Ready for Marriage?
    • Three MUST-ASK Questions Before Starting the Marriage Process
    • How to Elevate the Marriage Process with Niyya and Dua
    • Three Traps to Avoid at All Costs
    • Three Crucial Relationships
    • Three Crucial Relationships (Continued)
    • REAL TALK: Marriage will be a fairy tale, right? RIGHT?
    • What About Money?! Can You Afford a Spouse?
    • REAL TALK: I'm a 25 year old Muslima. Should I prioritize getting married?
    • REAL TALK: I'm worried about prioritizing marriage over education/career
    • REAL TALK: I'm a careerwoman AND I want to get married!
    • REAL TALK: As a man, should I prioritize career?
    • How Do I Know I'm Ready for Marriage?
    • REAL TALK: Is there one simple rule for knowing when I'm ready for marriage? FREE PREVIEW
    • REAL TALK: As a man, how can I be sure I'm ready?
    • What Can Parents Do to Help Their Kids Get Ready for Marriage?
    • REAL TALK: My parents don't agree with me getting married. Now what?
    • Parents with Teens: What You Need to Know
    • Step 1 In Practice
  • 5
    Step 2: What Should I Look for in a Potential Spouse?
    • Pick the Best Mother/ Father for Your Children
    • How Feminism Can Undermine Your Search
    • Understanding Gender Roles: Islam vs. Feminism
    • The Three Main Areas to Evaluate
    • Modesty: the Degree of Being Alive
    • Character: Doing the Right Thing
    • Is Chivalry Dead??
    • A Personality that Meshes with Your Own
    • REAL TALK: I want to marry someone good-looking. Should I be ashamed of myself?
    • What Should Muslim Men Look For?
    • Is Attractiveness an Important Factor for Men?
    • REAL TALK: What are RED FLAGS brothers should look out for?
    • REAL TALK: As a Muslima, can my expectations for a potential husband be too high?
    • REAL TALK: Some guys have excessively high standards...
    • REAL TALK: Can inter-cultural marriages work?
    • REAL TALK: As a Muslim man, should I consider marrying Ahl al-Kitab?
    • Step 2 In Practice
  • 6
    Step 3: How to Search for Your Dream Girl/Guy
    • Two Routes for Searching
    • The Truth About "Arranged Marriages"
    • But Are "Arranged Marriages" Successful?
    • REAL TALK: "Arranged marriage" feels too business-like!
    • The "Hookup Aunty": How to Work the Aunty Network
    • Getting Help from Parents: The Good, the Bad, the UGLY
    • The Imam at the Masjid
    • The MSA/ISOC: A Golden Opportunity?
    • REAL TALK: The best way to get to know someone before marriage is to be best friends with them, right?
    • Opportunities Through Friends, Workplace, or Volunteering
    • What to Look Out for at Conventions and Matrimonial Websites
    • REAL TALK: The Muslim Marriage System Is BROKEN!!!
    • How Much Looking Is Allowed?
    • REAL TALK: I'm in a haram relationship already!
    • Some Final Tips
    • Step 3 In Practice
  • 7
    Step 4: How to Express Interest
    • Three Common Scenarios for Women
    • Making the First Move: How Can Sisters Approach Good Brothers for Marriage?
    • Sisters: Others Can Help You
    • Let Them Down Easy
    • What About Guys Who Approach You with Bad Intentions?
    • Slide Into the DMs: What About Social Media?
    • How Men Can "Pop the Question"
    • REAL TALK: Is it legitimate to use social media to check out potentials?
    • A Concrete, Step-By-Step Game Plan for the Brothers
    • REAL TALK: Help! I have no wali!
    • Step 4 In Practice
  • 8
    Step 5: Courtship Explained
    • Courtship vs. Dating: What's the Difference?
    • Courtship in a Nutshell
    • Setting Up the Courtship Process
    • Marriage Talks: Questions to Ask
    • REAL TALK: There is too much pressure for guys to perform
    • Ladies and Gentlemen: Proper Gender Etiquette in Courtship
    • How Long Is Too Long for Courtship?
    • Meeting of the Souls: Is This Your Match?
    • Do You Have to Fall in Love Before Deciding to Marry?
    • REAL TALK: Do I need to love someone before deciding to marry him/her?
    • What If You Accept and Someone Better Comes Along?
    • Is He/She LYING to You?!
    • REAL TALK: But how can you REALLY know a person?
    • Three Possible Outcomes After Talking
    • Background Check: How to Get Effective References
    • REAL TALK: How do I know that I know enough to make a decision??
    • Decision Time!
    • REAL TALK: She REJECTED Me
    • REAL TALK: The Bride To Be (Or Her Family) Is Asking for a HUUGE Mahr
    • Is There Engagement in Islam?
    • Logistics at the End of the Courtship
    • Dear Parents, Please Make Your Kid's Marriage Easy!
    • A Final Note for Step 5
    • Step 5 In Practice
  • 9
    Bonus Info
    • What If Your Parents Are Being Overly Difficult?
    • Different Models of Muslim Marriage
    • REAL TALK: NO ONE wants to marry me!!!
    • What Is Istikhara? Does It Involve Dreams?
    • Purpose of Engagement Before Marriage in Islam
    • Quick Note on Muslim Match-Making Websites
  • 10
    Conclusion
    • Approach Marriage as You Would Approach Life as a Whole
    • A Final Note and Dua
    • Before you go...