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Introduction to Islamic Systems –  with Dr. Celene Ibrahim only

Thursdays 5pm – 7pm EST

Starting Thursday 7th May 2020 for Twelve (12) Weeks

Location: Online only – via WebEx & Moodle

Registration Cost: See end of page for information on registration fee, student discount & financial aid.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Description and Purpose:

In this course, students will explore the foundations of the Islamic systems and their basic principles, historical origins, and contexts as implemented by Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and his righteous followers throughout history.  This course will provide students with fundamental guidance and case studies that will help them utilize the Islamic systems in their everyday life with full conviction and appreciation. At the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of how Islam systematically organizes and tackles different domains of human activities and relationships.

Click the video on the right to watch Dr. Celene Ibrahim explain more:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Description and Purpose:

In this course, students will explore the foundations of the Islamic systems and their basic principles, historical origins, and contexts as implemented by Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and his righteous followers throughout history.  This course will provide students with fundamental guidance and case studies that will help them utilize the Islamic systems in their everyday life with full conviction and appreciation. At the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of how Islam systematically organizes and tackles different domains of human activities and relationships.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Objectives

  • Educating students about how the ethical and moral principles of Islam are derived and applied in one’s personal and social lives. 
  • Introducing students to the key principles of the following Islamic systems: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Financial, Political and Governance and Judicial.
  • Introducing students to the intellectual development of these specific systems and help them place certain discussions in their historical contexts. 
  • Enabling students to recognize and apply the core technical terminology (mustalahat) to these Islamic Systems. 
  • Providing spiritually transformative guidance for all students. 
  • Training students to think clearly about these systems via established cognitive framework (usul al-fiqh) of Islamic Law. 
  • Motivating students to put knowledge into practice in various aspects of their daily lives and inculcate the Prophetic example into their spiritual practice. 
  • Instilling within the student the qualities and values of the seeker of sacred Knowledge. 
  • Introducing students to the significance and role of key scholars in preserving and developing the sacred texts. 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course the student will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of how Islamic Systems work, what their core and agreed upon principles and rulings are, and what their variable principles and rulings are.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Celene Ibrahim specializes in Islamic studies and women’s studies. Her most recent book, Women and Gender in the Qur’an, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is also the editor of One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019). Dr. Ibrahim holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic civilizations from Brandeis University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She is a frequent public speaker and consultant for educational and civic institutions, serves on the board of multiple institutions, and is the recipient of many academic awards and honors, including being named a Harvard Presidential Scholar. She has taught at many theological schools, has served as a Muslim chaplain at Tufts University, and is currently on the faculty of Groton School in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

COURSE FEE

One 12-week course is $100 for students (including BIS students) or $150 for non-students.

After that, each additional course is an additional $50. Prices will be automatically calculated at checkout.

Financial aid is available for all courses, please scroll down to find out more:

FINANCIAL AID

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 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.