Islamic Belief and Faith (ʿAqīda)

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-531 1 Fall Sacred Texts and Islamic Sciences 4


This course provides a comprehensive study of the six pillars of faith and early Islamic creedal texts. Students will examine the historical development and perspectives of mainstream theological schools, as well as those that were accused of being heretical. Through the course, students will begin to acquire the tools needed to analyze and respond to contemporary theological challenges in light of trends and prior debates in Islamic intellectual history.



“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student