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The Science & Spirituality of Marriage

A 4-week intensive for married couples to enhance their relationships rooted in Islamic values and informed by mainstream psychological practice.

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Marriage is a journey that involves effort, intentionality and commitment.

This 4-week course is designed to help couples improve, strengthen, and enhance the quality of their marriages. The Quranic analogy that describes spouses as garments for one another alludes to several aspects of marriage where spouses fulfill important functions for one another that will be unpackaged throughout the workshop. This analogy provides the foundation upon which this workshop has been constructed.

The course content is grounded within the Prophetic teachings and is informed by exploratory studies of happily married couples, anecdotal evidence from clinical experiences, clinical studies, and research backed methodologies proven to improve the quality of marriage. Each portion of the course includes information, tips and activities that can be utilized during the workshop as well as independently.

The goal of this workshop is for participants to gain both knowledge and skills on how to enhance their marriages. Through this workshop, participants will increase their appreciation of the sanctity of the marital bond as well as the role of service and self-improvement within this context.

We believe that there are 7 essential qualities for a happily married Muslim couple. These qualities will serve as the primary outline for this course:



Quality 1

Having a Positive Outlook Towards Marriage & Each Other

Quality 2

Accepting & Tolerating Differences

Quality 3

Not Engaging In Destructive Fights

Quality 4

Learning To Reconciling Quickly

Quality 5

Safeguarding Intimacy

Quality 6

Managing The Qualities of A Shared Life

Quality 7

Developing Love & Compassion


Islamic Foundation Villa Park
300 W Highridge Rd, Villa Park, IL 60181


Sundays, August 6th - August 27th


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST



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Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi is the executive director of Khalil Center licensed as a psychotherapist in the state of Illinois. He holds a Doctorate of Psychology, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science – specialist psychology track/minor in Islamic Studies. Dr. Keshavarzi has studied Islamic law & theology formally at DarusSalam Seminary and Darul Qasim College.

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fahad khan

Dr. Fahad Khan

Dr. Fahad Khan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is currently the Deputy & Clinical Director of Khalil Center providing psychological services while supervising clinical and research work.

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sarah syed

Dr. Sarah Syed

Dr. Sarah Syed is the director of clinical training at Khalil Center. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology in Dallas, Texas. As Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Syed oversees and supervises both undergraduate internships and graduate practica and internships.

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samar harfi

Dr. Samar Harfi

Samar Harfi is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. She holds a Doctorate and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Her clinical experience focuses on working with individuals who experience mood disturbances, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.

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