This course provides a comprehensive study of contemporary Muslim challenges in the West and in the Muslim world including current misconceptions about Islam by both Muslims and non-Muslims . Students will explore the historical causes and development of these challenges and misconceptions, their impact on the psychological, social, economic, and political domains, and their theoretical and practical solutions. At the end of the course, students will have acquired a nuanced understanding of contemporary challenges and misconceptions about Islam such as Islamophobia, assimilation, and extremism and will possess an awareness of the root of anti-Muslim rhetoric and know how to effectively respond to both future and present misconceptions.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Mohamed AbuTaleb serves as the Imam of the Islamic Association of Raleigh. He is a lifelong student of the Quran and Islamic studies, has studied with a number of credentialed scholars and teachers and has been blessed to memorize the Holy Quran.
Mohamed has pursued seminary training through the Cambridge Islamic College and Al-Salam Institute in the United Kingdom, and studied under teachers trained at Islamic universities in India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
Mohamed also shares a love of science and reason and completed his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT along with degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. AbuTaleb has traveled the United States extensively as a lecturer, trainer, and educator. He serves as an instructor for the OakTree Institute and has collaborated with a myriad of organizations and institutions.
He shares his love of learning with audiences at an array of universities, community centers, and places of worship. His style enables audiences to couple transformative understanding with relevance to daily life, and to cut across labels and divisions through scholarship and dialogue.
The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates when considered against other non-degree academic programs offered by a variety of institutions throughout Greater Boston. Standard tuition is $850 per course, however, in our startup phase, we are offering all courses at a substantial discount.
Mini Course – 12 Instructional Hours – Price Listing
|General Rate||Student Rate|
|Startup Discount Price||$225||$125|
|Early Bird Discount (Before 8/31/2018)||$135||$75|
The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.
Please note that the financial aid application deadline is one week before the start-date of any given course. Financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded.
Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.