Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence A 10 Part Course

Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence
This course approaches Islam from a historical and scriptural perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It covers the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and then discusses its decline. Contemporary issues faced by Muslims and Muslim societies will be covered. A final unit will be the involvement of the U.S. in the Muslim world and its ramifications.
The Schedule is below.
Week Topic
1. Religious Beliefs and Practices
2. Continued … Sources of Jurisprudence
3. Jesus in the Qur’an
4. Islamic Political and Economic System
5. Gender & Islam
6. The Golden Age
7. Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
8. Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
9. Islam and the Theology of Power
10. Contemporary Challenges in the Muslim World
The course is on 10 consecutive Saturday mornings beginning Saturday March 19, 2016 through Saturday May 21, 2016, starting promptly at10:00 AM for two hours each evening.
This is a 10-week course and each week builds on the ones before, and so please be prepared to attend each week.
The course will be held at Zubaida Foundation (855 Big Oak Road, Lower Makefield Township).
For questions or to register please contact Noor Phillips at 215-932-4766 (call or text) or via email: NoorPhillips@gmail.com

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