Restorative Islamic Theology: Centering Our Individual Experiences to Restore Our Imān

Day Time Duration Date Instructor Credits
Tuesday 6pm – 8pm 12 Weeks Jan 30th – Apr 16th Ust. Taymullah Abdur-Rahman 2


In this course, students will explore their own understanding of Islamic theology by asking critical questions about their lived experiences using the Quran and Islamic primary sources as tools to explore their narratives. Special attention will be given to the personalities in the Quran by reimagining their stories in contemporary social/political/spiritual contexts.

We will also explore specific challenges and opportunities facing contemporary Muslims in the United States. This course will include interactive teaching strategies and require students to share pieces of their lived experiences in class.

The course will be taught by Imam Taymullah Abdur Rahman, former chaplain for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, Northeastern University, and author of 44 Ways to Manhood, and the upcoming memoir, American Imam.

COURSE FEE: The general admission is $297 per course. Then, $238 for each additional course. If you are a student, it is $179 per one for all students. Then, $119 for each additional course. If you are a MIRL student, it is $161 per one for all students. 

FINANCIAL AID: Please note that financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

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“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