This course covers the main foundations of Islam as the final Abrahamic religion to humanity. Participants will learn about the Articles of Faith, the Prophet’s Life, the Acts of Worship, the Qur’an, and Islamic Ethics. The class will provide an opportunity for students to reflect and ask questions. By the end of the course, students should be able to recognize the similarities between the Abrahamic religions and to understand the role of Islam as a final religion from Allah.
- Educating students about the foundations and the history of Islam.
- Answering some of the common misconceptions or misunderstandings about Islam.
- Explaining the contexts of the Abrahamic religion from the Islamic perspective.
- Facilitating an academic environment for open discussions based on mutual respect.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- Non-Muslims who want to know what Islam is about
- Muslims who want to refresh their memory about the foundations of Islam.
- Anyone who is looking for accurate information to answer the common misconceptions or misunderstandings about Islam.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Ahmed Lofty Rashed (head instructor)
Kashif Syed (co-instructor)
Br. Kashif Syed was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 2000. He has consulted as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley, Texas, Michigan, and Illinois. He finally moved to the Boston area over 17 years ago. He is an active member of the Outreach team of the Islamic Society of Boston. He has been an interfaith speaker and Islam 101 instructor for the last 10 years.
Dr. Dorra Djebbi (co-instructor)
This course is being offered as a part of Boston Islamic Seminary’s Commitment to community service. As such, we are asking that students make a suggested contribution of $60 at the time of registration for the course. All proceeds will go to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing Islamic knowledge at Boston Islamic Seminary while under significant financial burden.